Airport only works in some places

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hdsalinas, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    #1
    Hi,

    Here in Honduras there are free wifi hotspots in almost every fast food or decent restaurant or cafe. Right now I am at a popular cafe enjoying a fronzen mochachino and free Wifi.

    In most of these places the internet works without any problems but there are a few that it will give me a message that says that there was an error connecting. I always assumed that it was due to a WEP password or some form of protection against unauthourized access. The other day this happened to me in a restaurant. I was with a friend of mine and she had her IBM laptop and she got online without a problem.

    Could it be that the MBP signal is not as good or is this a platform issue?

    Thanks
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    The MBP has a metal case so its signal isn't as good.
     
  3. hdsalinas thread starter macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    hmmm...

    I could see that this could hinder airport's range,but if my mac does detect a wifi signal, how could the metal case hinder the connection. besides, I was in a small restaurant.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    If it can see the Wireless it should be OK. What was the signal strength on the IBM?
     

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