A possible solution to slow Airport problems?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by generik, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    As crazy as it sounds, I found that wireless speeds are *significantly better* when I did either of the following:

    1) Removing the outer casing on my Mac Mini
    2) Same as 1) except I further detach the airport antenna from the logic board, snake a small signal cable in through that air vent, and hook it up to a Cantenna

    Either way both involves some kind of hardware hack, which raises the question, are the issues we are experiencing due to hardware, or is it really software only?

    Or perhaps it is due to some issues with the software that manifests itself when the signal is less than ideal?
  2. liketom macrumors 601


    Apr 8, 2004
    wow i thought they got banned !

    gotta love them Cantenna's :D

    now where's that pringle can ?? Mac Mini meet mr Pringle :D

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  3. theheyes macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2006
    Thanks for the tip. I'm still thinking it can be fixed with a software issue.

    Since I got my iMac my iBook has been having seemingly related wifi problems. If my iMac loses connection and wont reconnect, my iBook follows suit and I have to reset my router. I didnt have a problem before the iMac arrived, so to me that points to some sort of incompatibility quirk.

    I'll be interested to know what the actual problem is anyway.

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