Extending wireless range using non-Apple router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Chic0, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Chic0 macrumors 6502

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    I currently have AEBS set up in dusl band mode serving 802.11n on both 2.4 and 5ghz

    The problem is that since updating to Lion, my MBP struggles getting signal in my bedroom. My iPad2 doesnt have any problems though strangely enough

    Anyway I have been thinking of buying a cheap wireless router for the bedroom. I basically want to set it up as a wireless range extender

    If I bought another brand like Belkin, would this be compatible with my AEBS?

    Also will Airport utility recognise it so it can be setup or is this purely for Apple products?
     
  2. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Yes, it would. As long as you make sure the SSID (the name of the wireless network), the encryption and the password are the same.

    Airport Utility will not help you.
     

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