How to boost range of Airport Extreme Base Station?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by NJRonbo, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    I often use my Macbook Pro out on the deck.

    Problem is, with my Airport Extreme Base Station hundreds
    of feet away on the opposite far end of the house, I can hardly
    pick up a Wi-Fi signal.

    What is the most effective way to boost the signal strength?

    I came across a product http://www.macwireless.com/html/products/antennas_boosters/airport_booster_mini.php, but not sure how well it will work.

    Appreciate any suggestions -- especially from those who have
    successfully boosted their signal.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Best way is to run in 2.4GHz mode either n only or b/g/n compatibility mode. Externals are useless since the AEBS has nowhere to connect it.
     
  3. Jiff Lemon macrumors member

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    Why not add an airport express halfway along and extend the network that way?
     
  4. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Can you explain how that is done?

    I already am using an Airport Express for wireless access
    to my printer.

    How exactly do I set up an additional unit to extend WiFi range?

    Really appreciate the help.
     

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