PB Airport cards

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kerpow, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. kerpow macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2004
    My PB (see sig) has awful wireless reception. I've just moved into our new house and have set up our spare room as an office. I have the PB connected to a monitor, kb, mouse and printer and want to use it as a static computer as I have a more modern laptop from work. That Toshiba can pick my AE perfectly in that room but the PB doesn't see it all. I've used MacStumbler and again, doesn't see the network at all. If I take the PB downstairs nearer to the AE it picks it up fine so the card does work.

    Any suggestions? I think I may have to just buy a powerline unit and connect the PB to a hard wire.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    PowerBooks were notoriously bad at picking up wireless networks, due largely to their metal casing. I'm not so sure that the Powerline product is necessarily the best way to go. Perhaps you could look into extending your current wireless network via WDS with another AirPort (Extreme or Express). :)

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