AEBS Range Oddity

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Wendell F, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Wendell F macrumors newbie

    Wendell F

    Sep 28, 2010
    I live in a 2 story + basement apartment home. I keep my AEBS in the basement. Machines include two 11n laptops, one 11n desktop one 11b AEX.

    I get perfect reception an all corners of all floors. However, when I go to the backyard, literally 15 feet from the router, I get almost no reception (one bar that comes and goes). Any idea why this would be the case? Is there some sort of directional setting I can change?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Soil and foundation walls are good attenuators.
  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Just move your AE if you can.

    To show you how fickle range can be, I have Uverse router inside a cabinet and had *no* issues with range beyond being limited by its b/g. Bought a TC and put it inside the same cabinet - no signal beyond 6 feet vs whole house before TC. Pulled the TC out and placed it on top of the cabinet, now range is stronger and further than Uverse before it.

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