Wireless Detector

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NeilHK, May 19, 2008.

  1. NeilHK macrumors newbie

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    My MacBook Pro shows local wireless networks that are unlocked or locked.
    This is helpful, but it would be even more helpful if it showed the signal strength.

    I know there is a shareware programme that offers this for a few bucks but can't find it for love nor money. (It was discussed maybe 6-12 mths ago in Macworld). Can anyone provide the name please?

    Another matter involving the wireless capabilities of my Macs is very intriguing.
    My Macbook Pro 15" often shows no local networks and yet my partner's black Macbook shows up to 8.
    Is it normal for different Macs in the same location to be so totally different or does this suggest a problem with my laptop specifically?

    Cheers

    Neil:)
     
  2. bigjnyc macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

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    Apr 10, 2008
    #3
    some have speculated that the aluminum in the macbook pro doesnt allow the airport to transmit as well.
     
  3. NeilHK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jan 21, 2007
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    Thanks Aaron.....that's the one I was looking for.

    Cheers

    Neil:)
     

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