15" Airport reception

erics_son

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 8, 2003
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Hello all,
I am inches away from buying a 15" 667 Mhz Powerbook. Reasonably cheap etc. I'm trading up from a 400 Mhz G4 Tower.
One of the main reasons to do this is so that I can get an Airport set up and then surf away happily from anywhere in my flat.
Then I come in here and hear loads of bad stuff about 15" Powerbook airport reception.
Can someone tell me details about the problems? Is it mainly a networking problem that won't affect normal net use? Is it a problem with how far you can be from the base?
If someone can tell me then I may well just save myself a lot of grief from myself and the Missus.
Cheers
Steven
 

szark

macrumors 68030
May 14, 2002
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A lot of people have reported problems with poor reception on the TiBooks, due to the Titanium casing and the placement of the antennas.

I haven't had any problems using mine in my home, using a D-Link access point on the upper floor and using my TiBook on the lower floor.

If you plan to mainly use it at home, I don't think you'll have too many problems, if any.
 

Stelliform

macrumors 68000
Oct 21, 2002
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My experience has been similar. I find the reception better than my PC laptop on my Ti-Book. (Although just slightly) When I got the new D-Link wireless router I can go anywhere in my small house with 50% strength.

I think most of the comments pertain when comparing an iBook to a Ti-Book.
 

ExoticFish

macrumors 6502a
not "bad", but not "good" either

I've had a 667 which I just switched up to a 1GHz, both with airport. and although I'm happy with the range I get with it, it's obvious that the range is hampered by the titanium. While sitting about 3 feet away from the access point I only have about 85% signal strength.
 

Rajj

macrumors 6502a
May 29, 2002
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32° 44' N 117° 10' W
If you feel like being pissed off a lot, then buy it!!!!
I can be an inch a way from my ABS and the signal will only be at %80!!!! :mad: :mad:
If I go thirty feet away, the signal just dies!!.This is very annoying!! Because I spent all this money on the wireless network and it sucx big time!!!!!!:mad: :mad:

So if you using the 667 for basic stuff, get the new 12?
Just my ten cents!!! ;) :D
 

HasanDaddy

macrumors 6502a
Jul 16, 2002
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Los Angeles
The Ti's airport reception is often 1 to 2 bars lower than an iBooks reception

Honestly, it will work pretty well in most places.....I wouldn't worry about purchasing the 667
 

erics_son

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 8, 2003
3
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Cheers

Well thanks everyone for that.
Bit of conflicting opinions there.
I think I'm gonna go for it. I'll let you know if I've made a mistake or not in due time...

Thanks again,

Steve
 
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