Extend Time Capsule with Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by TheDane, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. TheDane macrumors member

    TheDane

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    #1
    Wonder if anyone can confirm this for me...

    I use a Mac Mini (Plex) to show movies in the living room - often the movies show very good - but with larger files the wireless network connectivity makes playback lag.

    So the TC's range could need a boost. I am thinking of buying a used Airport Extreme 802.11n to extend the network and place it somewhere between the TC and the Mac Mini.

    Is it correct that i can extend the existing wireless network with the AE - and...get the demanded boost in network strentgth?

    Thanks!
     
  2. iMarvin macrumors 6502

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    Don't know about the extreme, but the express will do just that and it will do it cheaper. :)
     
  3. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    If all you're wanting to do is extend the network, opt for the cheaper AirPort Express, as iMarvin mentioned.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Where possible run a wire.

    In my last house I had a TC extending the wireless network from an Airport Extreme, but my iMac, TiVo, :apple:TV1, etc... were all wired directly to the TC to maximize wireless bandwidth availability.

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