2107 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2010 7:53 PM by Robert Stone
Perhaps one of the antenna cables came loose at some point during the surgery and your hemorrhaging signal strength?
This is indeed what I suspect happened, though it is very weird that the computer can detect my neighbor's network a hundred yards away and not my own network which is just one floor and 10 feet away I suspect that perhaps the channel or something allows that to happen. I did see the computer briefly detect the network at low signal strength so the antenna is likely to blame. I'll try to post back results of the "revision diskectomy/transplant surgery" in case anyone searches on this thread in the future. Thanks again.
I am posting in case anyone searches this thread in the future - the problem was not what I thought it would be. I took the Mac back apart and checked the airport connection which seemed fine. I even repaired the places where I had torn the internal shielding with aluminum furnace tape in case that was part of the antenna, but no dice.
In searching about the net on people with similar issues I found a post recommending to switch from auto-channel select on the Airport with Airport Utility to choosing a specific channel. I tried it (I happened to select channel 6) and it worked. I tried switching back to auto-select channel and it loses the network again, so I just designated 6 as my channel and everything works. Very weird, but I hope posting this helps someone.