Can I Boost my Airport's Range?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sitalee26, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. sitalee26 macrumors newbie

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    Hello!
    So, I have a public library across the street from my apartment and they have free wifi that I can *just* reach at my window. I get 2-3 bars on my window sill and full bars on my front porch. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is any gadget I can buy or something that i can do that will boost my air-port's range, so I can pick up the signal in the rest of my apartment. Even if its just a little bit, so I don't have to connect on my front porch and sit on my window to get the wifi.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    sita
     
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  3. sitalee26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool! and I can just plug this into my computer and pick up the other wifi (if its close enough)?
     
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    I have not used this gadget myself, but yes that's the idea. Kind of like putting a bigger TV antenna up I suppose.

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    I believe he means using an Airport Express to extend the network with WDS. WDS can be very picky about working with equipment from other brands. Might work... might not.
     
  6. sitalee26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay great. thanks for the ideas. i will look into them
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