wireless range on mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stevo8, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. stevo8 macrumors 6502

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    I have one of the earlier intel 2.0GHz MBP and was wondering if there is anything I can do to pick up wireless from farther away?
     
  2. RichL macrumors 6502

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    8 foot antenna.

    Don't they sell signal boosters for routers or something?
     
  3. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

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    A company called hField makes an antenna. They are currently beta testing a product for macs :)
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Also if it's your own network, you can address remediable factors... I just noticed today that my iBook can pick up at a greater range if interference robustness is off (oddly... on two open networks today, at the hospital and at my parents' house). Also if your MBP supports 802.11n (Mmm, sounds like a first generation CD model, so I guess no), then you could get an 802.11n router....otherwise, if your router can boost its signal, or if you can experiment with altering the antenna orientations / positioning.
     

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