Mac Pro :: Getting Wireless Signal - USB Adapter?

Jun 14, 2008

I have a 2.66GHz Mac Pro and will be moving it to a room that does not have a wired internet connection but does have wireless in the house. Other than getting a USB wireless adapter is there any way else so I can take advantage of the wireless signal to get online using my Mac Pro?

View 9 Replies


MacBook Pro :: Signal Degradation With Dual-Link DP-DVI Adapter?

Sep 30, 2010

When I connect a display via a Dual-Link adapter (tested original Apple and Dr.Bott) to the external Mini-Displayport of my Macbook Pro 17" 2009 I don't get full 8 bit per channel color depth (or at least it's seriously messed up with heavy banding), neither in native resolution (2560x1600) nor in non-native (1920x1200).Running the same display via the same cable over a passive Single-Link adapter works perfectly well (all 256 shades of grey present).

I tried two different cables (both a Dual-Link and a Single-Link cable, both of which work with the Single-Link adapter). So either both Adapters are bugged the very same, or the 9600M GT does something wrong when a Dual-Link adapter is connected. It could also be a driver issue, but at least the internal display doesn't show any banding when running in Clone mode.Same happens on OS X with both the 9600M and 9400M. So either both adapters ain't working properly or there's something wrong with the combination of NVidia 9x00M and Dual-Link DVI.

And I tested three more single-link displays (1x 1920x1200, 2x 1680x1050) and only one works (the 1920x1200 Viewsonic VP2330), the other two show the same problem with both Mini-Displayport to Dual-Link DVI adapters.Then I tested connecting a current ATI based IMac 21.5" to one of the not working displays (a Samsung) and there worked with both adapters.So it seems that the 9400/9600M in the Macbook Pro output a signal of lower strength (compared to the ATI based Imac), which leads to signal degradation once coupled with a Dual-Link adapter. The reason why the VP2330 works probably is because it can work with weaker signals. That doesn't help me at all with my 30" display though and only 1 working display out of 4 is rather disappointing.

View 2 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Connecting To HDTV Via VGA Adapter / Achieves Only 1080i Signal?

Oct 4, 2009

When i connect my hdtv to my mbp via vga (using mini displayport vga adapter) I am only achieving a 1080i signal. I did some research and I found that there are two 1080 resolution options in leopard, one being 1080i and the other being 1080p, you simply have to turn the display options on in the menu bar and then select the one you wish to use.

With this new found knowledge i found the two resolution options and tried them however, I found that one of the 1080 resolution options outputted 1080i whilst the other outputted 1050, despite clearly saying 1080. This has me baffled! Is this due to me using a vga cable and has anyone had similar issues? Additionally, is it possible to achieve a 1080p signal from a mbp? Mine is the late 08 model if that makes a difference.

View 1 Replies View Related

Mac Pro :: USB Wireless Adapter Or Installing An Actual Wireless Card?

Oct 8, 2008

Which would be better, a USB wireless adapter or installing an actual wireless card? The computer is a PowerMac G5 1.6GHz and I want to add wireless capability to it. Which card is the best and which USB adapter is the best. We'll be using a Linksys router.

View 4 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Won't Hold A Wireless Signal?

Sep 3, 2010

My Macbook Pro won't hold a wireless signal. I don't have another wireless signal to test, but have tested other devises which connect fine.

'07 model MBP core duo running OS4.11 + original Airport (hey it still works). The MBP will only stay connected now if my base station within 10' or so. It might connect 30' away, but looses the signal after loading a few pages online. It seems like its getting worse -- maybe not, but seems like it is. I can connect just find with my other MBP, iPod (streaming audio across the house, etc) and PS3.

View 6 Replies View Related

OS X :: Increase Wireless Signal Strength?

Oct 4, 2005

I am using a wireless network on my 17" PB and the signal strength is low and am downloading music, how can I increase the signal strength (lets say i cannot move).

View 6 Replies View Related

OS X :: View Wireless Signal Strength?

Apr 20, 2009

Is there a program where I can see the signal strength on my mac? I just want to know if it can be done without a third party program.

View 4 Replies View Related

OS X :: 10.6.2 Wireless Signal Cuts Out Constantly

Dec 9, 2009

Has anyone had this problem? Since updating to 10.6.2 my wireless signal will stop working after about five minutes, the only fix is to turn off my wireless connection then back on again and its fine. I'm on a Mac Pro, the Mrs has a Macbook with 10.5 and she gets no hassle at all so I'm pretty sure its not the router.

View 3 Replies View Related

OS X :: Strengthen Wireless Internet Signal?

Dec 9, 2009

I get internet from my neighbor next door, and where exactly about 18 ft. apart. I know that having a repeater or an external antenna can solve the problem but i cant afford those things right now. I know that on pc you can go to task manager and conentrate your bandwidth percentage to internet explorer, but is there anything like that i can do to my mac? also any other free way would be good too.

View 5 Replies View Related

Hardware :: Wireless Keyboard Dropping Signal?

Oct 6, 2010

Is this an issue for anyone else? Recently got my first wireless Apple keyboard for the living room. It seems to lose signal a bit in certain positions. Might be AntennaGate #2, I haven't quite figured out if I'm blocking signal or what. Generally I move it a bit and signal comes back right away.

View 2 Replies View Related

PowerPC :: How To Extend Wireless Signal On A 12"

Jan 25, 2007

I live where there are city-wide WiFi connections. I actually live a block or two from one of the routers. The only problem is that my powerbook 12" has the hardest time picking up a signal, in fact I often have a hard time picking up wireless signals unless I'm right near them.

I realize this is one fault of the 12-banger, but it's almost as if mine sucks more than usual. Anyways, I know there is a way to extend the wireless capabilities. I've seen hacks where an antenna is actually soldered on, which is a route I would rather not take. If I had a windows machine there are several USB adapters to extend the range. Are there any of these that will work with a Mac?

View 2 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Wireless Network Signal Very Weak?

Jul 24, 2009

So, recently I just moved into another house and, unfortunately, where I'm at, I'm not able to get internet service through my old provider (Verizon) and they were kind of my only option at this point. However, during this time, my laptop has been able to connect to a free, available, public wireless network near where I'm at. When I'm in a certain area of my house, it works great, but when I'm on the other side, in my office, I get next to nothing. Given that I need to do a lot of work out of my office, is there any sort of thing I can buy that will extend the signal to that part of house?

View 1 Replies View Related

Hardware :: Airport Extreme To Receive A Wireless Signal?

Nov 22, 2009

i am trying to get my airport extreme to receive a wireless signal and send it through a ethernet cable to my computer. how would i go about doing this?

View 2 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Upgrade Wireless G To N / Signal Pick Up At Better Distance?

Mar 24, 2010

Can i upgrade my mid 2006 Blackbook A1181/MA 472 from G to N which seems to pick up at distance much better?

View 8 Replies View Related

Mac Mini :: Can't Get Multiple Devices To Connect To Wireless Signal

Mar 28, 2012

I just got a Mac Mini no too long ago and while moving to my new apartment, my wireless router had a tragic accident and is no longer with me. So I thought "hey, I will just use my Mac Mini to broadcast a wifi signal so my other devices can connect to it." So I spent the morning setting up the internet sharing in the Mac Mini system preferences. Got my Dell Studio 1555 to connect with no issues. But my roommates acer notebook won't pick up the wifi signal at all. Checked it on both of our smart phones (both are android models), my nook, and even my ipod touch. It is only showing up on the dell for some reason. I was wondering if anyone else has encoutered this issue before Mac mini is currently set up with 128bit wep with a 13 character password.

Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

View 12 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Wireless Constantly Dropping - Stops Recognizing The Signal

Feb 8, 2009

I'm having trouble with my macbook. It's dropping the wireless signal right and left...sorta. Airport isn't disconnecting, it just stops recognizing the signal until I cycle the airport card off and on.

View 6 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Wireless Ridiculously Slow With Full Signal Strength

Mar 15, 2009

I am on a macbook. My wireless was pretty decent during winter break but when I come back for spring break, it is ridiculously slow. The signal strength is completely full, but its almost dial up slow. my wireless on my iphone is blazing.

View 9 Replies View Related

Hardware :: Trying To Access Wireless Router From Fairly Far Away And The Signal Is Very Weak?

May 21, 2009

I'm trying to access my wireless router from fairly far away and the signal is very weak. I wanted to make a cantenna to hook up to my MacBook but wasn't sure about how to go about that. Is there any way to boost the range by hooking up an external antenna to the Mac? Or is there any other cheap way to boost the signal from the computer end.

View 4 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Very Weak Wireless Signal - How To Make Strong Signals

Jun 29, 2009

today my 3-year old MacBook's (core duo white) wireless suddenly dropped to a very weak level. I can't seem to get any signal unless I'm sitting right next to my router, like I am now. I know it's not my router because another laptop, my iPod Touch and my DS all can connect to the router as usual. I've been using said MacBook in the same room consistently for the three years since I've owned it, and never had any problems connecting before.

View 3 Replies View Related

Mac Pro :: Improving Signal Of Airport Card - Using External Wireless Antennae

Sep 27, 2009

my Mac Pro has a very weak wireless connectivity � 4-10% packet loss on average, so I want to try to upgrade it's Airport antennae (I've had the same issues on my PC before I bought Mac Pro, I fixed them by upgrading the antenna).

Does anyone have any experience with external antennae for the built-in Mac Pro Airport card?

What are the plugs in Airport called? (RP-SMA � is that right?)

Are there any converters to RP-TNC, so I could plug a normal external PC antenna? Will there be any problems?

View 8 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Poor Wireless Signal - Airport Card Plug In?

Dec 25, 2009

on my new second hand ibook the wireless is really poor, 50% of the time it cant even find it, im using a bt homehub which on the pc it can run at about 6mb/s but the mac runs below 1 although last night it strangly went up to 5 for a miniute or two, i have tried making sure the airport card is in properly and the connector i assume is the ariel?? seems to not plug in very well? a little loose ? do i need a new aiport card?

View 2 Replies View Related

OS X :: Strong Wireless Signal But Low Transmit Rate - How To Make It Noraml

Feb 24, 2010

I have been having a few issues with browsing being slow so I Option-Clicked Airport and it says I have 86 signal strength but the Transmit Rate is 18.

View 5 Replies View Related

Hardware :: Use An Apple To Receive Signal From Uverse Box Wirelessly & Transmit Wireless Network?

Sep 14, 2009

Random question, I have Uverse internet. The modem is also a WAP. Would it be possible to use an Apple Airport to receive the signal from the Uverse box wirelessly AND transmit a wireless network simultaneously?

View 3 Replies View Related

Hardware :: Upgrade Internet Signal And Speed / Install Range Extender Or Wireless Access Point

Sep 6, 2009

I am running ATT DSL Extreme 3.0 and have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I currently only get wireless in approx. half of my house, and the half in which I don't get it, will be needing it. So I am going to need to buy a range extender or wireless access point? I am a college student so I don't have a large budget, but I am looking for advice. Should I stick with Linksys and just buy one of their range extenders, or should I buy an Airport Extreme and hope the N signal is stronger? I am going to be sharing files soon when I get my Mac Mini HTPC setup going on in the living room to this from my other iMac's and MBP.

In summary, I am just not sure if it would be worth the extra $ for the Airport extreme or if I should just stick with the linksys.

View 23 Replies View Related

OS X :: Need A USB Wireless Adapter For Macbook?

Jan 21, 2008

Are there any that a store like best Buy sells that are compatible with a Mac / Macbook? I need to pick up a signal in another room, and the only way would be to run a long USB cord attached to a wireless adapter...but it seems like none of the bigger brands sell Mac-compatible versions. If anyone knows of a compatible adapter, please post about it!

View 8 Replies View Related

Mac Mini :: G4 - Networking - Wireless Adapter To Use With It

Sep 3, 2010

I have a Mac Mini G4 with PowerPC processor and I was wondering if anyone has some suggestions for obtaining a wireless adapter of some sort to use with it.

View 1 Replies View Related

PowerPC :: USB Wireless Adapter Want To Use It With My Ibook?

Jan 29, 2006

So i recently bought a Zonet usb wireless adapter (ZEW2051) on tiger direct for around 7 bucks and now want to use it with my ibook (my airport card isn't working). I have seen solutions for other cards but can't seem to find an answer for this one.

System Profiler recognizes it as



Bus Power (mA):500
Speed:Up to 480 Mb/sec
Product ID:0x1211
Vendor ID:0x0ace

View 3 Replies View Related

Hardware :: USB Wireless Printer Adapter

Jan 8, 2009

I purchased the Samsung SCX-4500 Laser Printer, and I want to makie it a wireless printer. I am wondering where to purchase a USB Wireless Printer Adapter that would plug into the printer, and how would I set it up. Note: It wont be connected to a wireless router, I want to connect a USB Wireless Adapter to the printer instead. Am I suppose to be looking for a bluetooth adapter for the printer, and any bluetooth USB adapter work?

View 3 Replies View Related

OS X :: Where To Find IP Address For USB Wireless Adapter

Feb 21, 2009

When both computers Beige G4 (os 9,2,2) and an eMac (os x Tiger) are connected to the internet with wire cables, there's no problem. I can hook up to the eMac from my Beige G4 (os 9.2.2)using Chooser/Appletalk/and inputing the IP address of the eMac (from Network preferences); which lets me connect.

When I'm hooked up to Internet- wireless with Afterthemac n300 usb internet adapter on eMac, my problem is that I need to have an IP Address of the wireless computer (eMac 750mhz) so that I can connect to it with a G4 Beige Mac os 9.2.2) which I can't find. I get the following in the Network preferences: Configure IPv4: Using DHCP (drop menu); IP Address; Subnet Mask; Router The optional boxes for DNS Servers and Search Domains are empty.

These numbers were suggested by the Internet provider, which I entered in anticipation and before I received the n300. The router which I rent from the service provider is a SIEMENS GIGASET567. So- is there a way that I can change the numbers from above so that I can connect both computers. I tried the IP but eventually a message comes back telling me it can't find the server. Another reason might be if I would want to hook up to the eMac from another office to get information on that particular computer.

View 1 Replies View Related

Hardware :: Good USB Wireless Adapter For PC?

Jan 19, 2010

I currently have a Linksys WUSB54GP that I had hooked up to my PC for wireless access. Well it doesn't agree well with my new airport extreme. Anyone using something they would like to recommend that DOES work with an airport extreme??

View 1 Replies View Related

Copyrights 2005-15, All rights reserved