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Hi my work does not have wireless, but an office upstairs does. I get onto the network just fine and it is pretty fast. However there is one room where all PC users can find the network, but I cannot. While theirs is less than 11mbps when they connect, I wondered if the airport card was weak or can I fix this somehow?
 
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it may be something you cant see, like pipes, or wires or something in the walls and/or ceilings of that room that block the ap cards signal somehow, did you make a new location in network preferences for your work?
 
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yup, did the same thing someone did on his dell and his works fine. maybe AP is inferior to dell's cards.
 

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The Airport is not inferior to the Dell card. However the Powerbooks antenna is known to not be the best. If you took an iBook in there I bet it would find it. Unfortunately that's just a downside to the Powerbook.
 
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schweb said:
The Airport is not inferior to the Dell card. However the Powerbooks antenna is known to not be the best. If you took an iBook in there I bet it would find it. Unfortunately that's just a downside to the Powerbook.
That is the very first time that I've heard this out of anyone. I am almost shocked. While it would require some research on my part, I'd have to venture to guess that this isn't 100% correct. I'm sorry to doubt, but it just simply seems silly.

What barriers do the PowerBooks have over the iBooks?
 
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What barriers do the PowerBooks have over the iBooks?
iBooks are plastic. PowerBooks are aluminum (and the older models are titanium.)

Guess which materials block out 802.11x signals better?
 

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Please do search, it's fact. Because of the the thinner body style as well as the metal exterior, the Powerbook airport antenna isn't as good as the iBook.

But I promise I do know what I'm talking about here ;).

BTW - Check out the sides of the Powerbook screen, there are little plastic strips. Their only purpose is for reception, without them it would be almost non-existent. Since the iBook is all plastic it can catch a signal much better.
 
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