How to Improve RECEPTION wifi signal in Mac Mini?

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

  1. flope004 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    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:
    http://www.hawkingtech.com/products/productlist.php?CatID=35&FamID=111&ProdID=371

    - Antenna connected directly to the mac mini airport (opening the mac mini). I dont know if I want to do that.
    http://www.macwireless.com/downloads/install_docs/Antennas_Boosters/Antennas/_Apple/Ant_Mini.pdf

    Suggestions?

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

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    or use airport express to extend the range of your current network...
     
  3. Gerg macrumors regular

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  4. flope004 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    ...also check out ccrane.com. They have some great affordable wifi antennas for Macs. Their customer support is also great...
     
  6. KyleAwesome macrumors member

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    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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