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wireless settings on Powerbook

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I have a friend using a new Mac powerbook she purchased 6 months ago. In a certain area of her home, she goes from 4 bars to 3 bars on the signal strenth icon(upper right corner of screen). This dropoff is enough to boot her off of the workstation she is connected to and working on remotely. I have adjusted her wireless belkin router to a different channel to ensure no interference from neighborhing networks but she still keeps getting the drop off and losing her remote connection.

I know that in Windows XP sp2, using an intel internal card, i can configure the wireless card's signal strength from low-high to save battery power. under wireless network connection> properties>configure

Is there a similar feature on a macintosh powerbook wireless settings to do this? could this be whats causing the issue? and if not, what could be??

Using Netstumbler on my Thinkpad in the same spot i receive a pretty steady -50 to -60 signal so I dont think its simply a dead spot.

Edited by relmore, 11 October 2006 - 01:48 PM.

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