Airport Express(n)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xDallas, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. xDallas macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I've had one of the old Express's for some time now. I recently moved my desk to the other side of the house. It's about 40 yards away from the modem. The old express wouldn't reach and I couldn't get online on my PS3. I was like, oh ok, so I'll get one of the newer ones with "2x Range". I was told I would notice a BIG difference in range by a friend of mine.

    I went to connection status(on the PS3) and it still only clocks in at 15%.

    Yes, the transmit power is at 100%. Did I get a bad express? I did order it off eBay <___<. but it said it was the "n" technology in the Airport Utility when I was setting it up.

    I also tried using one of my old expresses as an extender, but the internet is still extremely slow.
     
  2. LurchNC macrumors regular

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  3. xDallas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That would explain the PS3, but why is my laptop only getting two "bars" 40 yards away?
     
  4. qacjared macrumors regular

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    Are there walls, concrete, water, metal, rocks, people, iMacs, or other things in the way causing signal loss?

    Does you're laptop have Wireless N? (If a Mac, is it enabled? (Some macs shipped with it off)
     

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