Horrible wifi on 12" PowerBook G4

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

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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

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    I don't know, I never had a problem with mine. Worked almost as well as my MBP.
     
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    Yea I got a different router but it still has a weak signal...
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
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    I tried that, but I can barley leave my bedroom(where the router is) without losing signal.
     
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    Can anyone help me with this? It's a very annoying issue.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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. :)
     
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    is it a titanium powerbook?
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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

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

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