Airport Extreme range vs, say a Netgear

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sesshi, May 18, 2007.

  1. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    Anyone have comparisons on wireless range between a reasonable G router such as from say Netgear or Draytek, and the Extreme?

    Comparable? Better (I suspect this will be the majority of answers but I'd appreciate any non-automatic-Apple-pwns-all responses :p) or worse? I just would like to know what assumptions I should make before deploying in a large house.
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    My AEBS has a much better range than my WRT54G running custom firmware (SVEASOFT). I had tweaked the settings on the WRT too to increase antenna strength.

    Now I can't give you technical numbers, but I have full bars throughout my (fairly large) house with the AEBS and I didn't with the linksys.

    I can also attest that its about 2000 times better than the crappy WRT54GP2 Vonage router that I still use for Vonage only (disabled wireless). This particularl router is so bad, I lost confidence in Linksys and bought the AEBS.

    I know you asked for Netgear, but this is all I have in comparison.
     

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