In message <141020041104030664% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Thomas Reed
I have the exact same experience so far with my PowerBook 17". When I'm in
the same room than the base station, I get full signal. I've never got less
than 2 bars in the areas of the house that are the fartest from the base
So, I don't think that the problem is due with the poor reception of the
aluminum PowerBooks. I've had my 17" for about a month now and before that,
I was using a Pismo also with AirPort. So far, I would say that the reception
on the 17" is as strong as on the Pismo.
Has the original poster thought about the possibility that his AirPort card
is maybe not fully connected?
I mention this because about 2 weeks ago, I got my son an iBook from our
local Apple store. I bought an AirPort card for it and, of course, I got the
card installed at the store. When we got home, we quickly realized that the
signal he was getting was very weak. We had to keep the iBook in the same
room than the base station to get a working connection. I thought about the
card not being firmly seated so I removed the keyboard to have a look. The
card was looking good. So, we made a trip back at the Apple store to have
it checked. Guess what was the problem? The card was not completely seated
in the connector! We came back home and it's been fine so far.
So, even though the card may look OK, it might not be firmly connected. I
would have thought that an AirPort card wouldn't have worked at all if it
wasn't properly connected. I was wrong. the card was working but the signal
was very weak. Weird...
Laurent Daudelin Logiciels Nemesys Software
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