AirPort Extreme/Express Range Question

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

  1. pMad macrumors regular

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    Here is the relevant portion of the floor plan of my home.

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    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

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    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

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

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