Range problem with airport extreme card?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Lessi, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Lessi macrumors newbie

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    Jul 26, 2008
    #1
    Hello,

    I have an early Imac G5 running OS X (10.4) and I'm having trouble getting my airport extreme card (also old) to recognize my wireless network... I've tried with two different D-Link routers as well as with a brand new Airport Express base station and the routers literally have to be 1-2 meters away from my mac for it to notice the network at all. This airport card has been connected to a wireless network in the past and worked fine (The router was a whole room away then! Woah!).... iStumbler tells me I'm getting 25% signal and 0% noise so I guess it's not due to interference... I've tried updating the drivers but no dice, and I can't seem to be able to reinstall them either... Any ideas as to why I'm getting such crappy range? Any suggestions as to what I could to to boost it a bit? Or should I just give up and accept the fact that my card has just ran out of "extreme"?

    Thanks!
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Feb 17, 2008
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
    #2
    Your airport card may be on it's last leg. But first make sure that interference isn't occurring from sources that are difficult to pinpoint: Neighbor's network on same channel, 2.4 Ghz cordless phones, etc.

    Regards.
     

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