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Great signal with MacBook but not iMac

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Hello everybody,

Newbie here. I live in Germany and we have an iMac and a Macbook in our home. Our wireless modem/router is a Speedport W502V and is in our basement. Here's the thing, I can get excellent reception all day on my Macbook but on my iMac I get down to one bar of signal strength or lose all connectivity. My iMac is on the top floor (3 floors incl. basement). I can place the iMac right next to the desktop and the Macbook will pickup the signal without a problem while my iMac fades in and out. Is this as simple as getting a 5.2 Ghz router versus the 2.4 Ghz we currently have from our ISP (Deutsche Telekom)?

Thanks for your help in advance!

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I have exactly the same problem, just with an eMac instead of an iMac.

Very frustrating.
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I think putting the router in the basement is certainly not ideal

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