1 extreme & 2 expresses

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Joesir10, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Joesir10 macrumors newbie

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    I have an extreme set up as a bridge in my basement and one express on my 1 st floor and another on the 2 nd floor. My signal upstairs is great 20mps. On my middle floor it is painfully slow less than 5mps but only in the room that has the express in it. The rest of the house is fine. I can't figure out why it makes no sense.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    There is RF interference. Microwaves, cordless phones, all cause RF interference. Heck the interference could be caused by the other two wireless APs overpowering the one in the middle.
     
  3. Joesir10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would switching channels fix the overpowering problem.
     
  4. drsox macrumors 65816

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    If you can set them up in Roaming mode, then this will solve your problem.
    However, it assumes that all of them can connect to a wired ethernet socket (!)
    In this mode each station has a different WiFi channel but uses the same SSID etc.
    I have 4 of these to cover a tall/long house but I also have a CAT6 wired LAN.
    I use the AEs for iPad, iPhone and MBA connections.

    To answer your question, I think that a 5Ghz network should work with less interference than a 2.4Ghz version.
     

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