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12" Powerbook Wireless Issues

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bigevilalien, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    I am running an early 2006 revision 12" Powerbook (the 1.5 ghz with 1.25 GB ram). When I switched my wireless router from a 2wire 802.11b setup to a D-Link 802.11n setup (they're both in the same location in my basement) I noticed that my wireless reception turned to crap. I've always gotten sketchy reception with my Powerbook (damn aluminum case), but I used to be able to get full bars on the second floor and now I can only get service in my kitchen directly above where the router is located. Can anybody help me figure out how to get this to work better?
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    #2
    The powerbook only support B, not N. The router is downshifting the signal to be compatible.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

    #3
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  4. macrumors newbie

    #4
    Actually, my powerbook does have an airport extreme card, so it should support G. The reason I have the N router is for two other computers in my household that have N cards in them. How does the router "downshifting the signal" affect the range so much when my last router worked just fine. Shouldn't it be better since it supports G as well when my old router only supported B?
     

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