[iBook] ibook/airport reception issue

Matt chester_the_lp_dork at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 24 21:04:39 PDT 2004

I had a similar problem. I thought that the antena
lead was fully connected to the card but it wasn't.
You need   to apply a little fore to make sure the
antena is fully connected. It should make a clicking
like sound when its properly attached.


--- / dave / <arouet at winternet.com> wrote:

> Hi all -
> I have a recently-acquired 800mhz icebook running
> Panther with an 
> airport extreme card installed, and I get
> unbelieveably bad reception.
> At 3 feet away from my basestation, I get 25-35
> percent signal strength 
> max (this per Macstumbler, confirmed with another
> utility as well). When 
> I move a few feet further away or just around the
> corner into the 
> hallway, reception diminishes almost to nothing.
> It has nothing to do with the base station. When I
> visit one of the many 
> locations I used to frequent (coffeeshops, etc.)
> with my older 600mhz 
> ibook, where reception was so good I could sit out
> in the parking lot 
> and surf, I now get little or no signal at all
> unless I stand no more 
> than 10 or 12 feet away from the base station, and
> even then only the 
> mediocre signal strength mentioned above.
> So my 'wireless' access is effectively useless
> unless I stay home and 
> sit at my desk to work.
> I've checked the airport extreme card to see that
> it's properly 
> installed (and the right-angle connector is
> definitely in there right), 
> so what more can I do? Nothing is changed vis-a-vis
> sleep, waking from 
> sleep, rebooting, etc. It's bad all the time. Any
> suggestions?
> -- 
> /  dave  /
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