Airport Extreme - Not getting distance

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mikeyjm26, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. mikeyjm26 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    not getting a good distance with my airport extreme at either 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz. The Transmit Power is up at 100%. Maximum distance I can get is less than 5 metres. Walls aren;t thick in my house either so I really don't understand why the distance I am getting is sooo poor. Also using the new aluminium macbook.

    Any help greatly appreciated,

    Michael
     
  2. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    When using 2.4Ghz try changing the channel from automatic to a different one. There may be interference from other devices that are using the same frequencies and finding a free channel could help.
     
  3. mikeyjm26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried different channels and it has not made any difference. Can you suggest anything else?

    Thanks
     
  4. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    Go into an Apple store and explain your issue. Maybe you just got a defective unit and they will swap it out for a new one. best of luck.
     

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