Powerbook Wireless Capabilities

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by broncoball, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. broncoball macrumors regular

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    Im thinking about buying a new 12" powerbook, but i have heard that the you have to be in the same room as the router for the Internet to work is this true? I also wanted to know if the powerbook will work with the microsoft router that i have.
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    No, and Yes.

    It will NOT have to be in the same room. People exaggerate and say it has worse reception than the iBook, but it's only a little less.

    Yes, it will connect to your wireless router.
     
  3. Jsmit macrumors regular

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    I am rarely ever in the room with the router (two different houses, Airport Extreme, and Linksy routers). Sometimes I have 5-6 walls/floors in the way and I still have a very usable connection. I always have a wireless conection that is faster than my DSL connection. I rarely ever see all four bars but the connection is fine.

    The PowerBooks reception is not the best, but it isn't as bad as you fear.
     
  4. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I am a floor above where my router is and i get full reception
     

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