Airport X N with Linksys WRT54G

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by atomicchicken, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. atomicchicken macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2006

    have read/heard in the past that you shouldnt have 2 wifi enabled laptops too close to each other since they say it can damage each other.

    how about having 2 wifi routers? do they need to be separated? if so, by how much?

  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    They're not going to damage each other. They might cause interference, but that's about it. If you're having signal problems, just experiment -- move them apart until it works right. Or just change the channel on one of them -- that's what that feature is designed for, signal separation.
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    Also, if the new 802.11n Extreme is one of your routers, you have the option of running the 802.11n network on the 5ghz band, which shouldn't interfere with the 2.4ghz band that the Linksys uses for 802.11b/g

    I'm doing that with the new Extreme (only instead of a Linksys, I'm using an older Airport Extreme, and it's literally sitting right on top of the new Extreme) and I don't see any interference/noise when I run network tools like iStumbler.


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