1894 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2010 9:46 AM by acekar
Welcome to the discussions!
The "bars" at the top of your screen are not a very good indicator of the actual signal strength at a given location, and they tell you nothing about the noise from other sources that may be degrading the signal.
Are you running Snow Leopard on your laptop? If so, I suggest that you download iStumbler to get a more accurate picture of what is really happening on your network.
Specifically, what channel is your laptop using?
What is the signal strength in terms of percentage?
What is the noise level in terms of percentage?
Please post back on your findings.
I switched out my linksys router for the airport extreme, and now I have very low signal strength on both my laptop and my ipod.
I downloaded the Istumbler and with my laptop 4 feet from the airport my signal is only 26%.
I tried to open the airport utility and it says it cannot locate any airport wireless devices, even with the Ethernet plugged into the laptop.