Airport boost

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by grumpygrapefrui, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. grumpygrapefrui macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've only just started using Airport on my G5 iMac at my girlfriends place in Switzerland. I can find her wifi network to get the internet but only if I'm within 4 or 5 meters of her antanae. Her PC works fine all over the house, can I buy a USB booster ariel of some sort to boost my reception or could there be some problem with my hardware?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    I don't think there are any USB extenders (well none that I can think of) and as a rule, USB wireless dongles do more harm than good on a Mac. They often don't survive system upgrades without crashing.

    What sort of security does the network have? What brand is the router? Have you tried angling the iMac in a different way? :)
     

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