Nov 1 2005
Apple iMac G5 users can now connect to wireless networks that were previously out of range, or where connections were made but the data rate was just too slow to be of any use. The QuickerTek iMac G5 Transceiver is not much larger than a antenna, clips temporarily onto the iMac case and connects to the new AirPort card inside the iMac G5.
The QuickerTek iMac G5 Transceiver offers 500 milliwatts of RF power. By comparison, iMacs tend to have average RF power of little more than 30 milliwatts. The challenge to the iMac G5s own antenna comes from the desktop computer’s internal metal shield that limits the effectiveness of the built-in wireless. The QuickerTek gets outside this problem by, well, getting outside the shield.
At only USD$200, the iMac G5 Transceiver is available from QuickerTek dealers. And, like most QuickerTek products, it’s backed with a one-year warranty on parts and labor.