Extending base station range

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Beej, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. Beej macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2002
    Buffy's bedroom
    Well I've done it... I've gone wireless! Problem is, I need just a bit more range. I'm not talking 15 km more range like I saw on one site, I'm talking just a little extra oomph.

    So, I have a new base station and I want to gain a bit more range for as little $$$ as possible. I'm broke after setting up 5 Macs and a couple of PCs :(

    Anyone done anything like this or know of a web site with instructions?
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    One very cheap, very easy solution = sledgehammer.
    Walls reduce your reception. Remove them and your Airport will transmit much better. While not exactly elegant/legal, it's a lot of fun.

    Or, check out this page...seems to be a lot of people asking the same question as you:
  3. Choppaface macrumors 65816

    Jan 22, 2002
    if I put two base stations in range of one another, and one was connected to my cable, they can share the the connection (and therefore the one not connected to cable would boost the signal in its area), right?
  4. mc68k macrumors 68000


    Apr 16, 2002
    Here is one site on range extension.

    Here is a in depth site on the base station itself.

    Here's another site.

    Basically, you can extend the range by taking it apart and fitting a powered antennae.

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