My G5 Airport Addon Wierdness

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by turbox777, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

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    Jul 22, 2004
    #1
    I just added the Airport Extreme module from the Apple store and I noticed when I take off my cover on the G5, my reception bar goes up and when I put the cover back on, I get almost 1-2 bars at most.... sometimes no reception at all...


    Did I do anything wrong? :confused:
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    hotwire132002

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    Jan 24, 2004
    Location:
    Cadillac, MI
    #2
    Did you hook up the external AirPort antenna dongle thing? I think the aluminum case blocks out the signal...that's why they include an antenna!

    (I could be wrong, though--but try it!)
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Dec 20, 2003
    Location:
    Antwerp-Belgium
    #3
    I did add the extrenal antenna (my mac is a far away from the router) and I do get 2 bars, just tried removing the panel... and I get 3 bars... so it makes a difference off course... and when I remove my antenna, I get no reception when its closed... wich is quite logical ;-)
     

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