Airport Extreme signal strength

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JSchur, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. JSchur macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    With my MacBook Pro sitting on the desk right next to my Airport Extreme Base Station, I get, according to iStumbler, a varying signal strength between 50 and 75%. I see the same with my wife's MacBook. I also have an Airport Express in another room set to "Extend a network" and I see about the same there. Shouldn't the signal strength be higher?


  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    I don't have iStumbler so I don't know how accurate it is in terms of measuring signal strength, however I have a couple suggestions for you to take a look at. In AirPort Utility, under the AirPort heading and the Wireless tab, click on Wireless Options. Do you have the Transmit Power set to 100%? Is interference robustness enabled?
  3. JSchur thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    Yep... 100%. Don't have robustness enabled... I've been told it degrades performance when enabled. I'll try it and see what happens.

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