Wireless problem(?) on my PowerBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by scan, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. scan macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    Reason for the ? is because I'm not sure if this is really a problem or not. Whenever I'm at school there are certain places (inside classrooms mostly) I get either of these scenarios:

    1. I get no signal whatsoever and my AirPort doesn't even detect the network

    2. My AirPort will be able to detect the school's network but when I try to connect it says "<Network name> cannot be found"

    3. If I do connect I'll get such terrible 1 bar signal that it's impossible for me to do anything.

    Some key facts that you must know:

    -EVERYONE else is able to connect! i.e. A student to my left, with the newer MacBook, will have a strong connectivity, and to my right will be student to my right with a Dell and has full strength connectivity. What is the deal here?

    -I have a wireless router that I use at home and it connects to it no problems at all for the entire time I've had it. Full strength connectivity.

    I have the last generation of the 12" PB 1.5.
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    I have a 12" PB 1.5 as well and I know the antenna isn't the most powerful, but I never have had the problems that you're experiencing. Do you have a cover for your PB? Is anything impeding the signal strength at all?

    It seems really odd that it only happens at your school and not at home. Have you ever tried to access any other wireless networks? You might want to go to Starbucks and see what happens there. You won't be able to access the internet but you will be able to access Starbucks home page.
  3. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    There is no cover on my laptop and nothing I can think of is impeding the signal. If I'm just outside of the classroom it's fine. It's literally as soon as I walk in I get no signal.

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