Increase iMac airport performance?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ian8421, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Ian8421 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    Is there any idea about how to increase the signal of iMac WiFi (airport)?
    I need to enhance the WiFi signal.....
    Any idea? DIY antenna? or ..... :confused:
     
  2. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Do you need more range (distance from the router) or more speed (throughput for uploads/downloads)?

    For more range you might simply play with the antennas on your router. I've been told by network technicians at the university I work as the keeping the little antennas vertical is the best strategy.

    For more speed, you'll be eventually limited by the speed of your internet connection. My iMac will do 802.11n, and so I bought an 802.11n capable router to utilize it. I can stream DVD movies from my network server with it, so that's fast enough for me. If your router doesn't do N, then get one that does.
     
  3. Ian8421 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just need to increase the signal which my iMac received, that i can connect to Wireless routers which are far away..
     
  4. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Get Airport Express and use it to extend your existing network.
     

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