only getting 2 bars of airport signal strength

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by QCassidy352, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I've got a 12" PB, and just today I got a 20" cinema to go with it. :) But now that the PB is in clam mode on my desk, the number of signal strength bars that I get has dropped from 3 to two. What exactly does this mean? Am I going to have more trouble connecting to things? Will the connection be slower? Does it matter at all?

  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    A weaker signal can mean a slower and less stable connection. 2 bars has always been okay for me though. I wouldn't worry much until you notice problems.

    Your antenna is in the lid of your PowerBook. Now that it's lower it's not as effective. You might be able to position it to get a stronger signal.

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