Airport on Powerbook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MasonMI, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have my Powerbook G4 connected to my wireless router for some reason when i move my Powerbook out of the same room as the router i only get 1 bar of connection and when im in the same room as the router i get full bars of connection, ive used other laptops and i've been able to get full bars in other rooms, any suggestions or changes i need to make to the airport settings? seems i can still get around on the internet just fine though i would think with full bars i would get a better connection speed?
     
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    alphaod

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    You can can't do anything. The wireless on the Powerbooks just all suck.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    How about on the Macbook Pro's? Are the wireless about the same?
     
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    CaptainChunk

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    Hmmm....

    The wireless on my MBP seems to perform about the same as I've experienced on about 3 PBG4s prior to that. I can't say that I've generally experienced connectivity issues that bad, though.

    As I recall, the one instance I had poor connectivity (1 bar all the time) on Mac laptop was on my 12" PBG4 and it ended up being a loose antenna connection on the Airport card.
     
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    panzer06

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    That's interesting. What sort of router do you have?

    I have this 12 in and it's on the 2nd floor and the Netgear N router is on the first floor and I have full strength. The router does have some range-boosting tech built-in, however, I am also able to access our work Cisco Wireless network w/o difficulty.

    Cheers,
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    My router is a netgear G router
     
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    alphaod

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    I can get 70% signal on the MBP, but only 5% on the PB at the same distance. I guess the former is N based, but the PB reception is just pathetic!
     

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