Realistic WiFi reception with a old G3 iBook?

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    treblah

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    Long story short I've recently moved onto a farm in the middle of nowhere.

    My closest neighbor is, bare minimum, 300 yards away. How in the world am I picking up 3 to 4 bars of reception from their Linksys WRT54G?

    I thought that 802.11x range limit was in the 200-250 ft. area? :confused:
     
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    ibookowner2

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    I wish I could get that kind of reception, my Ibook G3 cant pick up a signal from my linksys router 10 feet away!!!
     
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    yoda13

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    my iBook G3 has the most amazing wifi reception of any laptop I have every owned. I don't know that it is that good, but hey, why complain? Great wifi reception is never a bad problem to have.:D
     
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    maxterpiece

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    no walls! wifi is held back by walls big time.
     
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    yoda13

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    I hadn't thought about that, but that is a great point!:p
     
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    ibookowner2

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    Do you have Airport Base Station yoda13?
     
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    GITANAJAVA

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    BTW, While We're on the Topic of WiFi Reception...

    Is there some not-too-costly means of boosting reception on/for my iBook G4 (ver. 10.3.9)? Sometimes my home signal comes in loud and strong at 4 bars, others it's a whisper of one bar. As you can see here --
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=184626 -- I'd rather be outdoors than in when I'm at home.

    Any ideas, O ye demigods, demigoddesses, and regulars? Thank you, as always. ;)
     
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    treblah

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    The iBook is about 2 feet from a window and 10 feet from a sliding glass door that has a direct line of sight with my neighbors. But it is still gotta be passing through their walls, no?
     
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    Aramis

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    Yes, but but it depends on where their router is located in the house. It could be near a window as well - this would definitely increase your reception.
     

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