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  • 15. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    Side_Step_Society Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
    I'd say your skepticism is justified.

    If you have the same poor wireless signal on different networks (or even different OS's, like in my case) it's highly unlikely to be a router/software problem.
  • 16. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    NobreAngel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My issue didn't solve by reseting the router and updating it. And I reinstalled my OS from the zero and it didn't solve anything either.

    My AirPort used to see others networks besides my home network and now my airport don't see any and to see my home network and use it, I need to stay with my MacBook very close to the router. And the others devices at home connects with no problem with my home network in anywhere at my home.

    For all that, I see that my airport issue is an hardware issue, not software.
  • 17. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    michael saggese Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a 1st gen Macbook with the same problem. It's getting worse other the last month. The network I started to use last week has a WEP key And it's dramatically worse. I thought I read somewhere that it might be the cause of low transmission rates.

    I'll hang on to see if there is a fix to the problem. Right now I have to write this on my iPhone!
  • 18. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    Side_Step_Society Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
    A temporary solution for me I found, was to leave the computer off overnight/during the day. The wireless works at full speed, like it should, for quite some time, can't give an exact estimate though.

    Give it a try, see if you all get the same result, then we'll know we're having the same issue.
  • 19. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    Dimmalo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am posting just to let you know that I am experiencing the same issue as yours and considering to change my airport card...
  • 20. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    azurelink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi all,

    I also have this same issue — vastly diminished range of my airport card. I have to sit right next to the router to get wifi.

    Hoping for a solution...
  • 21. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    skrieger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Everyone - just thought I'd chime in as well. I have a 2006 Macbook running OS X 10.4.11 and the wireless range is diminished with the exact same symptons as previous posts. Have their been any quick fixes yet? Did Apple make a manufacturing mistake?
  • 22. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    blizzardkmb4 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I went to the Genius Bar and they told me to set a Client ID in DHCP so my router could pick up my laptop easier. That had no measurable effect. They also said to reset my router's settings from scratch - haven't tried that yet. Essentially they said the problem was with wireless routers and not with Macbooks.
  • 23. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    Side_Step_Society Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
    I can almost guarantee it's not a problem with the routers and it's most definitely a problem with the Airport cards.
  • 24. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    dsam7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Further to my previous post and to confirm with others on here, mine is a Macbook '06. My other laptops have no problems connecting to my wireless router. This issue is unique to my Macbook.
  • 25. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    jacwo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem as well and yes am using a late 06 machine. No solutions from anyone yet. It's very frustrating having to sit next to the router... when it is supposed to be wireless. SIGH...
  • 26. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    Twentyhats Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just pitching my hat into the ring, also a first generation Intel MacBook with sudden loss of range for wireless. Three other laptops in the house (one a PC, one a MacBook Pro, and one the old Aluminum Powerbook) all have full bars. Only the 2006 MacBook acts this way. There seems to be a growing trend. Apple needs to respond with solution/help.
  • 27. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    NobreAngel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    And my MacBook's AirPort started to stop sending internet signal even if it's close to the router and with full bars... The AirPort sends internet signal for a couple of minutes and then stop sending it.

    It started to happen here yesterday and today happened again, but the signal decreased (just got a bar) and doesn't connect anymore even standing so close to the router (I'm just 19.69 inches - 50cm - far away from the router). Now I'm using cable to connect to the internet even standing so close to the router... :/

    Really, really frustrating!


    PS: I already reseted my router and updated it's firmware, reseted the SMC/PRAM, reinstalled the Snow Leopard and tried to use my Mac in other networks and none of these worked out for me.
  • 28. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    NobreAngel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I meant stop to receive internet signal.
  • 29. Re: MacBook's Wireless range diminished
    sk8cello Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem with my 2006 Macbook and it seems to have happened in the same time period as others have described. Could this be due to a software update?

    I removed my Airport card and reinstalled it to make sure it was seated correctly, but this made no difference and all appeared to be normal anyway. I have not tried making any changes to the airport antenna as this is a much bigger job.

    Its unlikely that this is a router problem. What are the chances that we all have the same router or that all of our different model routers are simultaneously going bad? Pretty slim I'd say. The common connection is the Macbook.
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