Data Card; ExpressCard not providing adequate power?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alphaod, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    So I've never had 3G problems before, but I got a DataConnect card a few months ago and it hasn't been right since. I get 1/5 bars at home, but that doesn't matter since I have WiFi. But when I'm on the road, I noticed that on my MBP, I can never get more than 3/5 bars, but on my Thinkpad, I can get a 5/5 in the same locations.

    This got me asking here, does the ExpressCard slot on the MBP provide less power than other computers?
  2. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    i dont have a 3g card, but where's the antenna located? on the end or inside...perhaps the aluminum is interfering?

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