Well, I will be using my Powerbook for the wireless. How can you extend your range, why would you want a short range if you can have a long range, anyway?mad jew said:1. Maybe, but really who knows. Everyone's far too enthralled in the Intel debate at the moment anyway.
2. Useable range depends on what you're using (iBook has better reception than iMac) and how your house is set up. I have two to extend my range a little from about 20 metres to about 35-40 metres in a house made of bricks with quite a few things that could and do interfere (cordless phones).
3. I get a maximum transfer rate of between about 4MB per second but generally it's closer to 2MB per second according to Activity Monitor.
4. It is extremely easy to set up. Much easier than anything else I've ever used, and I've tried a few.
Thats great news! I was hoping to be able to use the wireless around 30 feet away, but its through a wall. Is a wall inbetween your G5 and your base, by chance?G5Zealot said:2) My G5 is 50' away from my AE and it gets full signal.
Apple!Freak said:Well, I will be using my Powerbook for the wireless. How can you extend your range, why would you want a short range if you can have a long range, anyway?
You don't need an Airport Extreme for this right? Just an Express and I'm all set to go, right?mad jew said:You can add another base station to the network which will (using WDS technology) extend the range but of course, you have to buy a whole new Express.
I personally have about ten or so walls not to mention the countless bookcases, filing cabinets, people and random junk in between my DSL modem and my computers but it's fine.
I highly commend the Express.
Great! Thanks for letting me know!!!mad jew said:Yeah, you only need an Express. I wouldn't recommend plugging it into the (real) airport lounge though. Being portable, it's pretty easy to steal. Plus, I'm pretty sure most airports have their own wifi networks for travellers.
The only real benefit of an Extreme over the Express is the extra hardwired ethernet port and the ability to put more than ten (fifty) users on the same network.
Thanks for the link.superbovine said:
Yes, it's in a large apartment. The walls are wood and sheetrock.Apple!Freak said:Thats great news! I was hoping to be able to use the wireless around 30 feet away, but its through a wall. Is a wall inbetween your G5 and your base, by chance?
dpeachey83 said:However, I also have a multifunction inkjet printer (Canon MP110), and I was wondering, while all has been good for printing using the AEX wireless - I was wondering if it were at all possible to use the scanner over AEX; to get images/OCR whatever on my powerbook without having to physically unplug the printer from the AEX and plug it directly into my powerbooks USB and then scan...