How to boost range of Airport Extreme Base Station?

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

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    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, but not sure how well it will work.

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


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    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

    Apr 8, 2008
    Why not add an airport express halfway along and extend the network that way?
  4. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    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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