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rip-the-jacker

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 10, 2011
325
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Scotland, UK
hey guys,

I have just sold my Mac Pro as it was way way overkill for my needs so now I'm using my air, I have setup upstairs on a dock but cannot connect to the Internet.

Is that because of the antenna being on the inside or something? Am I correct in saying if I get a usb to Ethernet and connect via a powerline link for the electrical socket and then disable wireless altogether will that sort the connection problem?

Just want to ask before I shell out on the parts in case I am misinformed



Thanks guys, RTJ
 

helveta

macrumors regular
Mar 31, 2012
154
16
I use my mba in clamshell mode every day and never have a problem connecting to wireless.
 

motrek

macrumors 68020
Sep 14, 2012
2,457
178
hey guys,

I have just sold my Mac Pro as it was way way overkill for my needs so now I'm using my air, I have setup upstairs on a dock but cannot connect to the Internet.

Is that because of the antenna being on the inside or something? Am I correct in saying if I get a usb to Ethernet and connect via a powerline link for the electrical socket and then disable wireless altogether will that sort the connection problem?
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Some of the first polycarbonate MacBooks had their antennas positioned in such a way that wifi would stop working when they were in lid-closed mode. This was a bummer.

I haven't had any problems with using wifi in lid-closed mode with my MBA though.

Just to confirm, it can pick up the wifi signal with the lid open?
 
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