In article <BB2B08EE.1089A%mlevin77comcast.net>,
Mike Levin <mlevin77comcast.net> wrote:
More-recent Powerbooks have better reception; in particular, the 12- and> Hi all -
> I have one of the earlier titanium laptops, and its wireless reception
> in a given location is worse than a PC laptop using an Orinoco wireless
> PCMCIA card. I've read that this is due to poor design of antenna placement
> inside the metal case of the laptop. Is this true? Do the newer laptops have
> better reception? And, can anyone recommend any products which would
> increase my reception? Please cc: replies to [email]mlevin77comcast.net[/email]. Thanks!!
17-inch models are much better. I think that more recent 15-inchers are
also better than older ones, but I'm not sure.
I recently added an antenna to my base station, and that's helped a lot.
Even if you don't have one of the 'extreme' base stations, you can get
an antenna to attach-- it just takes cutting a hole in the side of the
base station to install. I got one from
<http://www.hyperlinktech.com/web/orinoco/orinoco.php> and have been
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