How to Improve RECEPTION wifi signal in Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by flope004, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. flope004 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    I just got a Mac Mini and one thing that really annoys me is the wifi reception (specially compared with the macbooks).

    So, I am looking for advice in improving the wifi reception (not signal emission) of mac mini based on the experience of you guys.

    Looking around I found things like this:

    - USB adapter with antenna and optional extension with a bigger antenna:

    or usb directional antennas:

    - Antenna connected directly to the mac mini airport (opening the mac mini). I dont know if I want to do that.


    Thank you very much for your help and time!!!
  2. WarDogg macrumors newbie


    Feb 8, 2008
    Los Angeles
    or use airport express to extend the range of your current network...
  3. Gerg macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2003
  4. flope004 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    Thanks for the replies.
    the QuickerTek antennas are a little bit expensive.
    I will try a cheaper option and I will let you know my experience.
  5. MAC-Boy-1085 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2009
    ...also check out They have some great affordable wifi antennas for Macs. Their customer support is also great...
  6. KyleAwesome macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2009
    I've never used the hawking tech stuff but I've heard some pretty bad reviews on it. Might be easier to pick up a linksys WRT54G and flash it was DD-WRT and have it function as a repeater. Unless, you know, you're just trying to steal the neighbors wifi... :rolleyes:

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