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December 29, 2008 4:49 PM Subscribe
Help me understand wireless. I have an aluminum iMac, a unibody Macbook, and an iPhone 3G.
posted by Manhasset to computers & internet (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I do not seem to understand WiFi in the slightest.
Here's what I'd like:
- For my Macbook to be able to connect to the internet when I'm home.
- For my iPhone to be able to do iPhone things without using my phone company (Fido, in Canada, if that matters) as I have no data plan. For instance, I'd like to be able to view Google Maps on my iPhone when I'm at home without fear of it connecting to the internet without the use of my iMac.
- For all of my items to be able to talk to one another regardless of the internet (for instance, can I copy files between the iMac and the Macbook without involving the internet?).
Whenever I try and connect the computers, I end up with a very weak signal on my Macbook that is less than 20 feet from the iMac with no walls between.
When trying to choose a network, I can see all my neighbors' signals with stronger signals than my own computer even though there are heavy brick walls and greater distance between us--however, they're all password protected. How do they all have such strong signals?
What, exactly, do I have to do to achieve the above?