Do the 2009 MBP's have better wi-fi than the 2008 umbp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Whackintosh, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

    Whackintosh

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    Got a refurb 15 inch 2.53 mbp and I mostly love it, but the wi-fi is considerably weaker than the wi-fi on my 2007 whitebook (coreduo). Have the newer 2009 MBP machines found a way to get better wi-fi reception? I need to know while I'm still within my 14-day period!
     
  2. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502

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    I don't think so. I believe they contain the same chipset. Apple doesn't usually change their network cards in its products. Maybe the refurb piece you got is faulty?
     
  3. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    Do you ever wonder why the hinge is plastic? Guess where the wi-fi antenna is? Guess what material is good at blocking signals?
     
  4. Snowbound macrumors regular

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    I even mostly know what you're talking about but that's a really obnoxious way to post in a forum.
     
  5. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha...I never understood why they used aluminum myself. Isn't that why they switched the iPhone 3G to a plastic casing? Then they turned around and made the MacBook aluminum.
     
  6. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    Guess which poster in this forum made himself look like an ass.
     
  7. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Considering his last sentence wasn't even a question...
     
  8. MacLovin78 macrumors regular

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    I could be wrong but I thought the antennae are house in the bezel of the screen and not in the hinge itself.
     
  9. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    Splendid. Just doing my best to help answer something that's constantly being asked here (and where I work, but I can be an ass here and get away with it! Kinda.).
     
  10. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure they're equally horrid. When I'm on the second level of my house I have to either a) run a 50' ethernet cable to where I am, or b) tether my iPhone 3G. FML.
     
  11. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Stated/proven already. Various reviews (Macworld, Mac Life magazines) already explained that the MacBook's with the plastic body are "king of the wi-fi mountain" and PowerBook/MacBook Pro's wi-fi performance in comparison is rather weak.

    There is nothing wrong with your MacBook Pro.
     

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