maximize airport reception

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by whyrichard, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    #1
    Hello,

    I have an airport extreme base station. I also have a desktop windows pc that just barely picks it up, even though it is about ten yards fromt he base station. there is a wooden wall and a window inbetween the two, how do i maximize my reception?


    i can't really move either the base station or the desktop pc....

    the airport extreme is currently vertical, with the top faceing towards the desktop.... does the extreme have better reception horizontal to it's ground plane?

    thanks,'
    r
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2002
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    #2
    Yeah...get that baby horizontal. As seen in a couple of these pics...the three antennas are all mounted in there horizontally.
     
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    #3
    oh,

    it's an old extreme. the one that is like a hershey kiss.


    still horizontal?

    r.
     
  4. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2002
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    #4
    Well...I can't find any decent pics of the inside of the old one....from the pics I've seen, it looks like the antenna is mounted in an arc roughly corresponding to the curve of the top...so I still think horizontal would be better. Try it out and see if it helps. It's definitely the cheapest solution.
     
  5. drater macrumors 6502a

    drater

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2005
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #5
    just think, now you have an excuse to buy a new one :)
     

Share This Page