Leopard wifi problems

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  1. ppcfanforever1 macrumors regular

    ppcfanforever1

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    I have a powerbook g4 titanium 800mhz with an airport card inside. When I connect to wifi I get a weird signal problem where it will jump from no bars to low bars. In tiger I had constant 3-4 bars in the same spot as it is in now. Is there a fix or any troubleshooting stuff I could do?

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  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    My son has the same issue with his 1GHZ TiBook. The Titanium PowerBooks were notorious for bad reception.

    In any case if you aren't slowing down or disconnecting then it's probably erroneous. It is with my son's Mac.

    But if there were no issues before and you are dropping signal now then is there anything at all that has changed other than installing Leopard?

    Also, maybe inconsequential, but do you have the Firewall running?
     
  3. ppcfanforever1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    All ive done was installed leopard, tiger it was fine. My firewall is off. I have no idea what its problem is.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Other than the Airport icon fluctuating on signal are you actually losing signal or it it steady despite what the icon is telling you?
     
  5. ppcfanforever1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I haven't really lost connection, its only slowed the connection down to almost a halt. It only goes to a halt rarely though, quite annoying when it does though.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    None of these helped, btw if i go closer my wifi problems still persist.
     

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