View Full Version : iBook wifi access point selection

Jan 21, 2007, 07:41 PM
Recently my dad inherited an iBook G4. The Airport works, but it seems to accept the signal broadcast from only one of the two wireless access points in the house. The two routers are being used to extend the coverage, i.e. iStumbler and Airport Radar show two entries, both with the same ID.

My Macbook is fine; I can move from one end of the house to the other and signal remains high. The iBook's signal gets weaker as it moves from the router on that side of the house. Is this a hardware issue (specifcally, the iBook's Airport), or is there a way to specify which access point to use?

mad jew
Jan 22, 2007, 03:22 AM
What sort of security do you have on the access points? Are they using MAC filtering? :)

Jan 22, 2007, 11:05 AM
No MAC filtering, just an 128-bit hex WEP password.

mad jew
Jan 23, 2007, 01:54 AM
Well, to test if it's a security issue, turn off the WEP for a while and see if the problem persists. :)