wireless signal poor

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by niconicocom, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. niconicocom macrumors newbie

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    hi there, on my new second hand ibook the wireless is really poor, 50% of the time it cant even find it, im using a bt homehub which on the pc it can run at about 6mb/s but the mac runs below 1 although last night it strangly went up to 5 for a miniute or two, i have tried making sure the airport card is in properly and the connector i assume is the ariel?? seems to not plug in very well? a little loose ? do i need a new aiport card??

    many thanks for any help
    happy christmas
     
  2. niconicocom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just noticed

    when i finally manage to get it connected the signal level is on the highest then within seconds its down to the very bottom again
    cheers
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    I'm not sure what kind of wifi spec you're running (a/b/g), but 6mbps suggests fairly poor signal for that PC as well. B spec is 11mbps and g is 54mbps, and I've never had a computer report under the max in either my parents' house or my apartment even when one floor under the router and across the house.

    The iBook being older may have a weaker antenna than the PC, so that's that I'd imagine.
     

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