Late 2006 macbook wireless

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rjrankin83, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. rjrankin83 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2010
    I just got a macbook from somebody and it's great. it's my first mac and i'm learning. i've got a question for you pros however; my airport express 802.11g i believe it is. seems to only get a connection when close to the base. is there any update i'm missing or something? any ideas would help.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What Mac OS X version is on it, what does System Update show and what wireless router do you have?

    And what materials are your walls made of?
  3. rjrankin83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2010
    Mac OS X is 10.5.4 not sure where to find system update but software update shows an airport utility software update that i'm downloading now. the wireless router is a belkin wireless n router

    after downloading the update i should, in theory, be able to purchase the 802.11n enabler and everything will be fine right?
  4. cubeeggs macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2009
    Leopard (10.5) includes the 802.11n enabler and you do not need to purchase it. You should probably upgrade to Snow Leopard (10.6) for $29.

    I also have a late 2006 MacBook, and I’ve always gotten very good Wi-Fi reception. Is your router in a bad location?

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