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MacBook Pro/ ParkerVision SIGNALMAX WR1500/ Compatability?

We have 4 Windows XP Computers operating happily on a ParkerVision LAN. We added a MacBook Pro and it operates on our LAN it receives its data on the wireless network so very very slowly that it is practically useless. Do we have a compatability issue with our ParkerVision SIGNALMAX WR1500? Our oldest and slowest computer downloads from the Local Area wireless Network more than ten times as fast as the MacBook Pro. How do we get a ParkerVision driver for the MacBook Pro?

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  • LDavisMichel Mar 29, 2008

    We went with ParkerVision because we have a distance problem for one of our computers. They have served us well untill we added the MacBook Pro. The 11 Mps top speed on the Mac is an imposed restriction. Our other computers download from the satalite at bit rates frequently in excess of 110 Mps.



    If we replaced our ParkerVision and its Way Points and cards we would be looking at non trivial costs.



    Is there any brand that you can recomend as having both long range and high speed?



    Thanks for the input!



    Yours, Davis

  • LDavisMichel Apr 01, 2008

    Perhaps I should add a second wireless router 802.11 n for the apple which does not have the range problem. The MacBook Pro just has no speed on the ParkerVision System. If Apple supports Airport Extreme/ 802.11n then this might clear the bandwidth roadblock without disturbing an otherwise working system.

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When working with wireless networking, increased range is usually a matter of either a higher gain antenna, another access point or both. Also, you can use 802.11n for increased range. Apple uses this standard but calls it Airport Extreme.
http://www.apple.com/wifi/80211/

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It looks like the product is no longer supported by ParkerVision and no Mac driver was ever produced. The device you mention uses proprietary technology to get the performance you are seeing.

http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/reviews/article.php/3445641

I would bet that it would be easier to replace your router with a new one that uses industry standards that all platforms support.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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    Tim Lewallen Mar 30, 2008

    Usually increased range is achieved via the use of higher gain antennas, additional access points or a combination of the two.

    You can also use a router that uses the 802.11n standard for increased range. Apple uses this standard but calls it Airport Extreme.http://www.apple.com/wifi/80211/

    When possible, I recommend using industry standard technologies to avoid issues like this.

    Hope that helps.

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