Horrible wifi on 12" PowerBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AaronE, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    So I just got a PowerBook G4 but the wifi is horrible. It works okay in my room, but once in my living room I cant even find the router...
  2. macrumors 6502

    I don't know, I never had a problem with mine. Worked almost as well as my MBP.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Yea I got a different router but it still has a weak signal...
  4. macrumors 6502a

    check Airport card

    You say you just got the 12", presumably bought used...

    Were any of the internals replaced at some point in the machine's history? New harddrive, mayhaps? I would check that the Airport Extreme card is properly seated and that the antenna is securely connected. Just a thought.

    The airport signal on my 12" 1.33 GHz is solid. Has been since day 1.

    edit: link to ifixit airport page
  5. macrumors 6502

    I tried that, but I can barley leave my bedroom(where the router is) without losing signal.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Can anyone help me with this? It's a very annoying issue.
  7. macrumors 6502

    I know this is old, but I was messing with my AirPort card the other day for the first time in months.

    I was in the living room the next day and noticed the WiFi was connected with full strength. I don't know what I did or how I did it but the WiFi now works great on this laptop. No more having to use a USB WiFi adapter. :)
  8. macrumors 6502


    is it a titanium powerbook?
  9. macrumors 6502

    Nah it's the Aluminum 12" PowerBook G4..

    I don't know what I did but its good now.

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