Really Bad MacBook Wi-fi Reception? WTF?

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  1. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Ugh. My 2.2GHz black MacBook with Leopard is acting up. I am currently upstairs, and the router is downstairs. I get three out of four AirPort bars, but the internet is REALLY slow. On my iBook, 1.33GHz G4, it is super fast, and I get all four bars. I had read that the MacBook gets great reception, but... WTF?

    Any ideas, O genius MR forum community?
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Have you installed all of the latest 10.5 updates?
     
  3. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, I usually ignore them, so I don't know. I have installed 10.5.2, if that helps.

    Any idea if AirPort/Time Machine Update 1.0 will help me?
     
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    My reception has been worse since I installed the Airport update.

    (Black MacBook C2D 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 10.5.2)
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Strange. My AirPort reception improved after the update in most areas, though in some it got worse. I have no idea why.
     
  7. NAG macrumors 68030

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    As you can guess, I haven't seen any performance deterioration on either my iMac or Macbook Air since I installed the update and have seen great improvement in signal strength and ease of finding networks.
     
  8. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, it's installing now, so oh well. I'll report back in a matter of thirty seconds once it finishes booting.

    On the trusty iBook now... :D
     

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