Problem with my AirPort Extreme (0x168C, 0x87) signal

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gdon2050, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. gdon2050 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2011
    Ok, so.

    I`m in a spot, my and my girlfriend, and i have an MacBook Pro, with Airport Extreme, and the latest 10.6.7 update, and my girlfriend has an dell mini notebook with an Realtek rtl8188ce wireless device...

    So what`s the problem. We have near an hotspot wireless unsecured wi-fi signal, and she has 4 bars from 5, and i don`t have any signal. We are in the same spot. Both works on battery.

    What the f word is happening with my macbook pro thats is so expensive, and her mini dell works so f word great. :))

    It is really a junk? Can i put behind my macbook pro and start with an acer or something? Some thats work?

    It is my latest update wrong? It`s something wrong with my device...

    In the first of time, thats connects with full signal, but after couple of seconds, my signal dropped...

    So my adapter is...

    Software Versions:
    Menu Extra: 6.2.1 (621.1)
    configd plug-in: 6.2.4 (624.2)
    System Profiler: 6.0 (600.9)
    Network Preference: 6.2.1 (621.1)
    AirPort Utility: 5.5.2 (552.11)
    IO80211 Family: 3.1.4 (314.1.1)
    Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x168C, 0x87)
    Firmware Version: Atheros 5416:
    Locale: FCC
    Country Code:
    Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
    Status: Connected
    Current Network Information:
    PHY Mode: 802.11g
    BSSID: 0:22:b0:8d:1b:e5
    Channel: 1
    Network Type: Infrastructure
    Security: None
    Signal / Noise: -82 dBm / -96 dBm
    Transmit Rate: 12
    Other Local Wireless Networks:
    PHY Mode: 802.11g
    BSSID: 0:24:b2:5b:7c:30
    Channel: 11
    Network Type: Infrastructure
    Security: WPA Personal
    Signal / Noise: -89 dBm / -96 dBm
  2. DarwinOSX macrumors 65832

    Nov 3, 2009
    "my girlfriend has an dell mini notebook"

    Get a new girlfriend.
  3. parkm13 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    haha yeah that would be a good idea =P. but im having the same issue! apple needs to fix this wifi issue
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    HAHAHA good one

    Try changing wireless channels on your router, Also check any interference that can be causing this problem like microwave, cell phone, cordless phone and other wireless routers near by...

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