Does AirPort Extreme have a wider wireless range than Express?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by AVR2, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    Just wondered if I'll get a larger effective signal range using an Extreme base station rather than the Express I've been using up till now? Or is the difference only in the wireless speed rather than the actual signal range?
  2. rfrankl macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2006
    I think the N standard gives you longer range, in addition to the speed. Mine has been great.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    AirPort Extreme does have more range, the box says 150 feet, versus the Express saying 50 feet. Using logic, Express is smaller, with probably one antenna, and Extreme is wider, bigger, with multiple antennnas. ones just a small box the size of a laptop pwer adapter and the other is the Base Station.

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