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2075 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2010 7:53 PM by Robert Stone
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2010 8:27 PM (in response to Robert Stone)Hi Robert
Perhaps one of the antenna cables came loose at some point during the surgery and your hemorrhaging signal strength?
Dennis17" Early Core Duo - 320GB WD Caviar Blue HDD - 2GB RAM - 21.5 LG Display -, Mac OS X (10.6.4), - Maxtor FireWire HD's - WD Passport - Nikon - Epson - 80GB Classic - iPad
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2010 7:14 PM (in response to den.thed)Thanks Dennis.
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.Intel iMac; MBP 2.2, G4 2x800 MHz, PowerBook G4 1.5...mult...Apple][+, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Sony HDR-HC5 HD Cmcrdr, Rebel T2i, SD 750, SD 550, Epson V700 Perfection Scnr
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2010 8:30 PM (in response to Robert Stone)Good luck, keep us posted?17" Early Core Duo - 320GB WD Caviar Blue HDD - 2GB RAM - 21.5 LG Display -, Mac OS X (10.6.4), - Maxtor FireWire HD's - WD Passport - Nikon - Epson - 80GB Classic - iPad
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2010 7:53 PM (in response to den.thed)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.Intel iMac; MBP 2.2, G4 2x800 MHz, PowerBook G4 1.5...mult...Apple][+, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Sony HDR-HC5 HD Cmcrdr, Rebel T2i, SD 750, SD 550, Epson V700 Perfection Scnr