The Macbook Air wireless card is fairly sensitive (unscientific observation)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by unr1, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    On campus, my friend's MBP (last year's model) gets the same if not worse wireless signal.

    We always study at this one particular location with low wireless signal and on occasion I do drop signal completely but most of the time it holds steady. Slow but steady :p

    Just wanted to let you guys know in case you thought the wifi card wasn't up to par :)
    Oh, this is 802.11g and I'm running on battery the entire time.

    I love my MBA :D
     
  2. macrumors P6

    Intell

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    The Airport cards in Macs are very sensitive. My Blackbook gets a signal in the furthest reaches of my house. I've yet to see a non-Apple computer get signal there. If only the same could be said about iDevices.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Psilocybin

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    ya i notice this at work. my old POS dell nevre got signal at certain spots. My new air gets 2 bars!
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    gglockner

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    I'm noticing the opposite - the 11" 2010 MBA has worse reception on 5 GHz than the 2009 model. The reception on 2.4 GHz is fine.
     

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