Powerbook Wireless Capabilities

broncoball

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Jul 13, 2005
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KC
Im thinking about buying a new 12" powerbook, but i have heard that the you have to be in the same room as the router for the Internet to work is this true? I also wanted to know if the powerbook will work with the microsoft router that i have.
 

ITASOR

macrumors 601
Mar 20, 2005
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No, and Yes.

It will NOT have to be in the same room. People exaggerate and say it has worse reception than the iBook, but it's only a little less.

Yes, it will connect to your wireless router.
 

Jsmit

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Sep 10, 2004
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Boston
I am rarely ever in the room with the router (two different houses, Airport Extreme, and Linksy routers). Sometimes I have 5-6 walls/floors in the way and I still have a very usable connection. I always have a wireless conection that is faster than my DSL connection. I rarely ever see all four bars but the connection is fine.

The PowerBooks reception is not the best, but it isn't as bad as you fear.