Macbook WiFi Range

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Garrettc87, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Garrettc87 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Today I have been playing around with my macbook and I am currently connected to the internet by a hotspot right next to my house. The problem is that I only get 2 bars in my strength meter (airport icon). What can I do to add range to my laptop? Would I add an antenna directly to my macbook, and how, or would I buy a reciever unit for the signal and transfer data to/from that with ethernet. Thanks, and any product suggestions would be great! thanks.
     
  2. dualcore macrumors member

    dualcore

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    #2
    maybe a wifi expander thing, it just takes the wifi signal and spreads if farther.
     
  3. squirrelist macrumors member

    squirrelist

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    Silver Spring MD
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    Exactly. Get an AirPort Express and put the express within solid range of the access point. It will re-broadcast the signal. Just be sure that the AP is yours or that you have permission to piggy back off of it. Just read an article about a guy who was arrested for parking outside a coffee shop to use their complementary WiFi every day without buying coffee.

    BTW - my experience so far with my MacBook is that it has by far the best WiFi reception I've seen so far.
     

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