AirPort Extreme/Express Range Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pMad, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. pMad macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    Here is the relevant portion of the floor plan of my home.


    The red is the first floor great room with 19' ceiling.
    The blue is the second floor loft. It is open to the great room and they share a common ceiling.
    The gray is a patio.
    The green square is my AirPort Extreme.
    It currently only ranges about 1/2 way onto the patio.

    So, here a my questions:

    1. Would an AirPort Express placed at the yellow square extend the range across the entire patio?
    2. Would doing so effect the speed?
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    That looks like a good spot for an extender. If you're extending wirelessly rather than running Ethernet from the Extreme to the Express, it'll reduce your local network speed significantly (eg speed of a NAS or other local traffic), but it won't much affect Internet speed.
  3. pMad thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    For the record, the express is working great.
    It gave cover much further than I had thought.

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