Time Capsule WiFi Range

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by .Pete., Mar 1, 2012.

  1. .Pete. macrumors newbie

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    Am currently still using a first generation 500gb time capsule, but in our new house the wifi coverage it provides is pretty hopeless. Main problem is that no wifi signal reaches the tv, so currently I can't stream any movies from my iMac to the tv (and to offset the obvious suggestion, the electrical outlets mean that moving the tv isn't an option!). So, I'm looking at getting a new time capsule, partly for the increased storage, but mainly because everything I read suggests it will provide a greater wifi range. My question is can anyone give me an idea of how much greater the range is? At the moment, the signal drops about 5m before you reach the tv - will the jump from 1st gen to 4th gen make up this difference? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No, because range is dependent on a lot of things like the construction of your house. If you need more electrical outlets buy a power strip and move the TV closer.
     
  3. willieva macrumors 6502

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    You could use an airport express to extend the range of your existing router.
     
  4. Amacfanboy macrumors newbie

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    You could also use one of these to extend your wifi range.
     
  5. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

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    read this +1

    everyone's set up will be different
     

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