Increasing Airport Reception? Suggestions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Snowy_River, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. Snowy_River macrumors 68030

    Snowy_River

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    I work somewhere where we have a free wireless internet access, but it's a bit flaky, especially at my desk. This wouldn't be an issue, but I'm not allowed to plug my PowerBook into the LAN. :rolleyes:

    Oh well. What I'm looking for is an easy way to increase my PB's Airport reception so I can more reliably get onto the network from my desk. I've come across mention of it being easy to do on the 15" PB (usually in an article explaining how to do it the hard way on a 12" PB), but haven't been able to find an explanation about how, exactly, this can be done. Are there any suggestions?

    1.67 GHz 15" G4 PowerBook
     
  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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  3. Snowy_River thread starter macrumors 68030

    Snowy_River

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    Yeah. Seen those. Trying to avoid spending hundreds of dollars to do this, though...
     
  4. ldrhawke macrumors newbie

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    They advertise their products are guaranteed. The only thing your guaranteed from QuickerTek is they will not give you your money back when their product fails to perform. This is a fraudulent and dishonest practice, and the same as stealing.

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