Re-install airport card?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Applespider, Dec 24, 2004.

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    Applespider

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    So I'm at my mother's for the holidays, setting up a wireless network for her with an Airport Express and her cable modem.

    The network is just fine - that's what I'm connecting on with 3 bars on the airport signal on my 15" PB.

    I installed an Extreme card in Mum's iBook (the revision immediately before the ones with Airport already installed), following all the instructions and it all seemed OK. I used the iBook to set up the network although I was only getting 2 bars while right next to the base station.

    But now I'm getting nothing on the iBook - tho the PB is just fine.

    Do you think it's an antenna problem? Should I try reinstalling the card? Any other thoughts?
     
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    beatle888

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    My girlfriend and i installed an airX on her iMac and we were like "THREE BARS what the....." so i called apple tech....did nothing....

    upon inspection i noticed that my girlfriend hadnt pushed the connector all the way into the card...little hands. I pushed a bit further and it worked perfectly.
     
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    cluthz

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    Reinstall the card. You need to use a serious amout of force to get it properly in place. I had the same problem with a friends powerbook
     
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    Applespider

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    Thanks guys! Much appreciated. I thought I had pressed the antenna in fairly hard but on a subsequent inspection and a hard push down on a harder surface than my girlie hands, it went in more. Now, all is fine!

    Phew!
     
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    beatle888

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    good then. happy holidays and new year.
     

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