Airport Extreme vs Belkin Pre-N

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by colinet, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. colinet macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2003
    I've currently got a Belkin Pre-N router in my house and I'm having probelms betting a strong enough signal in my office (Dual G5) which is in my garden about 40' away. Signal drops out and seldom get omre than 1 bar. Upstairs in the house I get an exceelent signal on mt Macbook.

    Does anyone know if the new Apple Extreme base station would/will/does have a better range than the Belkin?
  2. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    If you use the "N" only option, It boosts to 5.8 Ghz versus 2.4 Ghz with mixed mode G & N. At 5.8Ghz you should see much better reception, but you probably have to update all your wireless cards to draft "N".

    My Belkin pre-N has a pretty strong signal, but it depends on the materials that the signal is going through. I have mine in my Attic Office (3rd floor) and it reaches with 4 bars all the way to my kitchen (1st floor) with about 4 bars.

    I was thinking about getting one for an entirely different reason, but the Belkin works so well, I may wait.

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