OSX vs. Windows Wifi

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clickclickw00t, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

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    So, I have the Macbook pro you see in my Sig.

    I'm running Windows XP SP2 and OSX.

    When I want to use wifi, it seeems that the Windows through bootcamp is MUCH better at attaining a signal than is the OSX one. I figured out that OSX only lets you view the wireless networks that are more than a "medium" in the Windows XP wireless scale.

    I really love OSX, but when I need to piggyback on a neighbor's connection for a couple of days while I get mine fixed, it seems as if OSX doenst even seen the network, whereas XP sees it as a Low/Very Low connection but at least lets me connect and check my email.

    Any possible fixes? Sorry if this has been posted already
     
  2. nre999 macrumors member

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    Aug 13, 2007
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    Boot into XP and write down the exact SSID of the connection you want to use.

    Boot into OS X and click on the Airport icon on the Menu Bar and choose "Other". Type in the SSID that you wrote down from XP.

    It should let you connect that way.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. JPT macrumors regular

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    May 4, 2006
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    iStumbler is a GREAT program and will allow you to see almost all of the networks in your area

    http://www.istumbler.net/
     

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