Why does Airport pick up networks so differently between MacBook and Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by passerbysalam, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. passerbysalam macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    #1
    My question is in the title. Why does it seem like in MacBook, the Airport picks up almost 3 times more networks as opposed to my MacBook Pro, which picks up 10 the most at a time?

    Anyone else experience this? And why?
     
  2. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    #2
    It probably has something to do with the size of the antenna (which is around the screen). My new iMac picks up even more than my MBP does.
     
  3. chrono1081 macrumors 604

    chrono1081

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Location:
    Isla Nublar
    #3
    Lol if you think iMacs pick up alot try an eeePC. Those ***** pick up EVERYTHING.
     
  4. aresinferno macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    #4
    Is the MacBook plastic and the MacBook Pro metal? Because that would explain it. The aluminium casing interferes with the signals and so historically the "Pro" models are not be as good as the standard models in regards to detecting wireless networks. The position of the aerial could be in a different place to try and place it near a plastic part (e.g screen bezel). That would be why the new iPhones are now plastic.
    Also, the age of your mac will factor in as most likely aerials improve.
     
  5. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    #5
    Dang, I totally misread the OP!! That would of course explain it. :eek:
     

Share This Page