View Full Version : Horrible wifi on 12" PowerBook G4

Oct 17, 2008, 03:57 PM
So I just got a PowerBook G4 but the wifi is horrible. It works okay in my room, but once in my living room I cant even find the router...

Oct 17, 2008, 03:59 PM
I don't know, I never had a problem with mine. Worked almost as well as my MBP.

Oct 17, 2008, 04:08 PM
Yea I got a different router but it still has a weak signal...

Oct 17, 2008, 04:18 PM
You say you just got the 12", presumably bought used...

Were any of the internals replaced at some point in the machine's history? New harddrive, mayhaps? I would check that the Airport Extreme card is properly seated and that the antenna is securely connected. Just a thought.

The airport signal on my 12" 1.33 GHz is solid. Has been since day 1.

edit: link to ifixit airport page (http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/PowerBook-G4-Al-12-Inch-DVI/Airport-Extreme-Card/63/4/Page-1)

Oct 17, 2008, 06:24 PM
I tried that, but I can barley leave my bedroom(where the router is) without losing signal.

Oct 18, 2008, 06:23 AM
Can anyone help me with this? It's a very annoying issue.

Mar 16, 2009, 02:16 AM
I know this is old, but I was messing with my AirPort card the other day for the first time in months.

I was in the living room the next day and noticed the WiFi was connected with full strength. I don't know what I did or how I did it but the WiFi now works great on this laptop. No more having to use a USB WiFi adapter. :)

Mar 16, 2009, 02:17 AM
is it a titanium powerbook?

Mar 16, 2009, 03:13 AM
Nah it's the Aluminum 12" PowerBook G4..

I don't know what I did but its good now.