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    Jul 03, 2009
    Wireless range on my Mac Book Pro
    I have 2 laptops, a Mac Book Pro and a top spec Sony Vaio. I am sharing an internet connection with my neighbour who has the router in his apartment. The thing is that the Mac which is my preferred computer has a much weaker wireless signal than the PC. Does anyone know a way of boosting the signal on the receiver end for the Mac Book Pro?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    The MBP because of its metal casing sometimes does not do as well with a weaker signal than a comparable poly plastic MacBook or a PC.

    Several things you can try:

    1. Move closer to the signal or try re-orienting the MBP for maximum signal.

    2. Add on card with antenna. Note - this works but can be expensive since the high gain antenna cards tend to be a bit pricey. Here's a link that you can go to and decide if that's for you. By the way, the Radio Labs line of wireless cards are high quality and do work quite well.


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    Member Since
    Jun 13, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    13 MBP (mid 2009), 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD. 24" Cinema Display. 32GB iphone 3gs, 32GB iPad
    You could also try extending out the wireless network. Adding an Airport Express or another repeater should do the trick.

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