View Full Version : Horrible wifi on 12" PowerBook G4
Oct 17, 2008, 04:57 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, 04:59 PM
I don't know, I never had a problem with mine. Worked almost as well as my MBP.
Oct 17, 2008, 05:08 PM
Yea I got a different router but it still has a weak signal...
Oct 17, 2008, 05:18 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, 07:24 PM
I tried that, but I can barley leave my bedroom(where the router is) without losing signal.
Oct 18, 2008, 07:23 AM
Can anyone help me with this? It's a very annoying issue.
Mar 16, 2009, 03:16 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, 03:17 AM
is it a titanium powerbook?
Mar 16, 2009, 04:13 AM
Nah it's the Aluminum 12" PowerBook G4..
I don't know what I did but its good now.