Airport Extreme to boost exsisting wifi?

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  1. Hetalia macrumors member

    Hetalia

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    So I did a WIFI check and this is what I got.
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    Not sure if it's Verizon or my MBP. Sometimes I have to restart the Router because I lose WIFI and sometimes the Wifi is very slow. It varies from time to time. I was wondering if I got a Airport Extreme if this would boost my signal at all or help the problem? Is there and configuration or apps I can use to fix the problem? I know this is probably a stupid question and has been probably asked before. Sorry if it has.
     
  2. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    I'd call and yell at Verizon before spending any money. At the very least get an Ethernet cable and try it directly wired.
     
  3. Hetalia thread starter macrumors member

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    This is what I get directly wired which isn't any better. I think I need to talk to Verizon. They advertise fast internet speed and I don't think that is what I'm getting here.
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  4. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Time for a good old fashioned "Fix your *****" chat with Verizon, methinks.

    Wifi dropping signal could be a router issue, though. Sounds like you might have two separate problems.
     
  5. Hetalia thread starter macrumors member

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    Lovely.. I'll have to call them and have them get a tech out here. I'm not going to pay for spotty/non-reliable internet. >.>;; Hopefully they can fix it or get me a new router. Thanks for the help I appreciate it.
     
  6. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have one of those 2Wire or similar integrated modem/router units? I hate those things.

    Coming from that, almost any router would be an upgrade. Refurbished AirPort Express are a good option on the cheap, or you could pick up a midrange Netgear and still be better off.
     
  7. Hetalia thread starter macrumors member

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    it's a wireless router/router deal it has 2-4 Ethernet slots one from the computer (my pc) and into this thingy for our DirectTV (which I do not recommend). I actually set it up now that I think of it hopefully I didn't do something wrong. Maybe if I play with the DNS settings I don't really know what I'm doing there. They have one on Best Buy an Refurbished AirPort Express I mean I might buy it and hopefully it will help.
     

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