Airport Extreme... do i need that 94$ antenna?

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  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I know i may not NEED it.. but does it really help?

    I am in the United States Marine Corps.. and I live in a 1 room place... sorta like a dorn... about 15 feet x 15 feet....
     
  2. thehuncamunca macrumors 6502

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    if you're just going to use the laptop in that one room there's no possible reason why you would need the antenna

     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Better question, do you really need an airport? You can get a d-link 802.11g for around $20.
     
  4. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    15x15? How about using an Ethernet cable until you decide if youreally need a wireless router.
     
  5. iBunny thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I need to use the Laptop on my Top Rack and would like wireless
     
  6. herr_neumann macrumors 6502

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    I am in the army and live in the barracks at Ft Carson and I have to agree with the other person, get the $20 dlink. If you live in the barracks that means you do notneed to blow the moneyon an airport and antenna, the dlink wll give you more than adequate reception in you room. I would suggest enabling MAC filtering as all sorts of jackasses were punking my wireless until I did.
     

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