Macbook Air's Wireless

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BPerdeck, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
    Here is my set up: main access point downstairs with linksys wireless router, upstairs I have an extender that is hooked up into my airport base station extreme. The airport then send the signal to my iMac which I am typing on now. I basically have strong wireless throughout the house. Will the MBA's airport work fine and get a fast and strong signal everywhere my iMac gets? I was just wondering because I read on here about the wireless of the MBA being weak? can someone please elaborate on the MBA's wireless capabilities interent wise? Thank you.
  2. macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    I just took my MBA up to my bedroom and I've still got full bars. I've got a high gain antenna, so I'm not that surprised.

    I have a MacBook Pro that I get about the same signal strength with. My understanding is that the MBA and the MBP act very much the same because they are in an aluminum case.

    Sounds like for the sort of network you've got set up you have nothing to worry about.
  3. macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2007
    McHenry, IL
    i've got an Airport Extreme in the basement and get the same good signal on the 2nd floor that I get with my iMac.

    No issues from my perspective.

  4. macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    No issues here with my AEBS. I had issues when I had a Linksys, but others have reported good results with those if you hard-set the speed and not use mixed mode, i.e. G-only or N-only.

    Good luck.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    Well, the signal strength is related to the Aluminum casing. That can be compounded with the use of appliances that interfere with the wireless signal. Different channels and ranges could help.

    As a side note, your Macbook Air is only 3lbs and is uber portable. Just pick it up and walk closer to your airport.
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
    I dont think I should run into a problem. My friend comes over with his MBP all the time and connects to my wireless and we have no problems.

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