Maximizing the range of an access point.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by theovandoesburg, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. theovandoesburg macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2003
    New London, CT
    I am going to be setting up an access point in the library at my school (probably Netgear), but what I want to know is how I can maximize the wireless coverage so that I can get a "really" good connection in my dorm (about 250 feet away across a courtyard). Should I set up an antenna or should I attempt to set up a another access point to extend the signal? How does a college go about setting up a wireless LAN so that it can extend over most of their campus?
  2. LimeLite macrumors 6502a


    Mar 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Campus wireless LANs don't spread out entirely wirelessly. They connect wireless points to wired ports. I would set up another access point in the dorm, rather than trying to get the signal all the way from the library. If you must go from the library, yeah, get an antenna or another point that can bridge the space, cause you're not going to get more than 150 feet off the first one, and that's at optimal performance.

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