View Full Version : Weak wifi signal on g4 Powerbook

3rd August 2006, 06:48 PM
Hi All,

I have recenty aquired a Netcomm 5580w wireless modem which provides wireless, however the signal only seems to last a few metres if that (even with a direct line of sight).

I am trying to determine if its the modem or the powerbook. The wireless on the powerbook is built in.

Has anyone had any similar compatibility problems at all with these two?


3rd August 2006, 07:05 PM
Take the powerbook to another hotspot, see what kind of signal you get. There's hotspots in most unis, or just duck into a McDonalds carpark while you're out driving.

3rd August 2006, 07:10 PM
powerbook g4's are well known for weaker signals compared to say ibooks, and *shudder* wintel pc's

3rd August 2006, 07:29 PM
I had a similar problem which I eventually had to take in and get fixed, and it's been okay ever since.

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