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

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    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


    Jan 24, 2010
    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


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    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


    Nov 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    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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