Airport range on iBook vs TiBook

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  1. mrjamin macrumors 65816

    mrjamin

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    I was at a friends last night who has a wireless network running (linksys 11b router).

    My iBook seems to get MUCH better reception than his 15" TiBook - he lost reception about 20m from the base station. I made it to the end of the road and still had 14% reception (approx 90m from the base station). Any idea why? any tech specs to back up this behaviour?
     
  2. tazo macrumors 68040

    tazo

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    this has been discussed many times. do a search for powerbook+ reception
     
  3. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Airport range on iBook vs TiBook

    This is a well known disability of the TiBook. The iBook has an Antenna built into the screen where as the TiBook does not. Also the way the case is built it kind of shields radio transmissions preventing Airport from achieving the signal levels capable on the iBook.
     
  4. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Re: Re: Airport range on iBook vs TiBook

    Yes, and I think that the aluminum on the PowerBooks is supposed to pick up better reception than the Titanium does.
     
  5. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: Airport range on iBook vs TiBook

    Yes, and they also added the antenna in the screen for Airport and Bluetooth.
     

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