Airport Extreme w/ Omni Antena question

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by iBunny, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    How much range will i get with this? and say within about 15 - 20 feet, would i get a full 54MB / second?

    Thanks :p
  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    The range of the Airport Extreme basestation with no external antenna is 150 feet.

    The omni-antenna will extend the Airport Extreme's range to 500 feet.

    The connection speed will depend on several factors, such as, your network speed and how many people are accessing it, etc.
  3. iBunny thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    Well i have a 3Mbit Cable Connection and 1 PC connected right now... the base station would be the 2nd thing connected to it.
  4. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    I don't think you ever get a 'full' 54 Mbps. There is some overhead involved I believe, although others could probably elaborate better than I can about the reasons for it. Besides, that still far exceeds your internet connection, so you must be worried about file transfer speeds. If that's the case, just plug into the ethernet switch when you need large file transfers.

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