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shultzee13
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: 2,1 Mini Antennas Reply with quote

I own a 2009 late mac mini. Internet is super fast. Same connection in the house but I opened up my mothers 2,1 and noticed there is one antenna connected not two. The internet on this machine is slower for sure. This is running 4GB even though it only reads 3.

Any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The earlier 2007 Mac mini only had two antennas. One for AirPort and another for Bluetooth. The 2009 Mac mini had three antennas. Two for AirPort and one for Bluetooth. That's why it has better reception and performance. Other than checking the antenna connections on the Airport card or relocating your Mac mini, there is little you can do. It also sounds like you might have a bad memory module, which can also hinder performance. I would suggest testing it out with MemTest or AHT.

http://osxdaily.com/2011/05/03/memtest-mac-ram-test/

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:42 am    Post subject: Re: 2,1 Mini Antennas Reply with quote

shultzee13 wrote:
I own a 2009 late mac mini. Internet is super fast. Same connection in the house but I opened up my mothers 2,1 and noticed there is one antenna connected not two. The internet on this machine is slower for sure. This is running 4GB even though it only reads 3.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

I think the 2.1 mini only "sees" 3.1 out of 4 Gig's of RAM.
If your mon has G wifi then she only needs one antenna.
If she upgrades the wifi card to N then she would benefit
from two antennas.

Someone else will chime in.
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