AirPort PB vs. iBook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by wPod, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. wPod macrumors 68000

    wPod

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    #1
    i have both a 12" iBook 700MHz and a 12" PB 867MHz with AirPort and AirPort Extreme respectivly. Both using my generic 802.11b router. Why does my iBook get gobs and gobs of better reseption than my PB? I know 802.11g (extreme) is supposed to have a shorter range than 11b but using a .b router shouldnt my PB default to .b and thus have equal performance? Or, is there any way I can optimize my PB for better .b reseption? My iBook easily gets 20 to 30 feet more distance away from the router than my PB. A friend of mine who has a Sony even gets better performance than my PB, but not as good as the iBook. Any ideas?
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

    janey

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Location:
    sunny los angeles
  3. virividox macrumors 601

    virividox

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Location:
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    #3
    yup 2nd that post, ibooks are airport reception beasts!!!
     
  4. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2003
    Location:
    Dress Rosa
    #4
    my opinion is that the iBook is a vortex, nah a blackhole, that consumes any wifi reception. Be careful, I've heard that this vortex is soooo powerful people have often lost cats.
     
  5. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

    johnnyjibbs

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Location:
    London, UK
    #5
    Just be glad you haven't got a TiBook. They were supposed to have terrible Airport reception. The AlBooks are supposedly better but metal is a better shielder than plastic, hence iBooks get much better reception.
     

Share This Page