Airport Card Problems in new powerbooks

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  1. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

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    My airport sucks compaired to my old ti book. I never get as good signal as i did. All my friends get better signal in my house with the same amount of feet away from the basestation. Is there anyway to test the card or fix it?
     
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    The new PowerBooks are supposed to have better AirPort reception than the TiBooks. I'm very pleased with the reception on my 12" PB. You might want to make sure the antenna is properly plugged into the AirPort card. Sometimes they get loose, or someone forgets to plug them in, and you get very poor reception. If all else fails, take it into an Apple Store and explain the problem to them.
     
  3. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

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    I get better reception with my albook than i did with my tibook. You may want to call apple.
     
  4. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How can I make sure it fits myself? Apple store is abouit 2 hours away from me.
     
  5. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Look at your owner's manual for the procedure on installing an AirPort card. It will show you how to access it. You'll see a metal wire with an angled connector near the card. Make sure this connector is plugged into the little hole on the edge of the card. Firmly press it in until it clicks. If the connector is in, and you still experience problems, take it to Apple.
     
  6. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I took it to the apple store once and they said they are not laptop certified.
     
  7. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    A real Apple store, or a reseller?

    If it was a real apple store, which one?
     
  8. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It was a real Apple Store. The one in Novi, Michigan.
     
  9. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    ????

    Not laptop certified? Are you kidding me? That is poor store management. Apple offers the certification free, the employees just have to take the required classes.
     
  10. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Are you sure it is an Apple store? I have never known an Apple store to not have certification and I've been to about 7 of them in the past couple of years.
     
  11. virividox macrumors 601

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    an uncertified apple store...sounds like a white elephant to me

    my al book gets great reception not as good as the ibooks but better than my freinds ti
     
  12. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    NO, I'm playing a game with you all, hahah. Yes, it was an apple and Yes they said that to me. Maybe its just that store.
     
  13. Engagebot macrumors regular

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    i have great reception with mine, problem is a lot of the time i can connect to the network, but cant get to the internet. extremely annoying on campus.

    panther has problems with DHCP assigning.
     

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