Wall mounting AirPort?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Winter Charm, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

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    I am contemplating wall mounting my Airport Extreme because i need some extra desk space. Since i have it connected to quite a few things and the room is in the center of the house, i was wonering if it would affect the signal in the rooms on the other side of the wall i'm mounting it on?

    Right now i have it on my desk about 2 feet away from the wall and it broadcasts signals to: 2 linux laptops, my dad's dell, my mac mini, my iPod, my PS3 and my Wii. All these are pretty evenly distributed around the house.

    Will wall mounting affect my ability to stream HD video and music to my home theatre system? Will it significantly affect the signal on one side of the house?

    Those of you with some experience, please help me :D
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

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    THe airport base station is designed to be placed on a table, not wall mounted. If you decide to wall mount it, you may not have as good of a signal throughout your house.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    I doubt it would degrade the signal. If anything it would improve it more since it will be higher up elevated.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I don't see how this is the case.

    Here are good mounts ... albeit pricey.
    http://www.h-sq.com/
     
  5. Eric-PTEK macrumors 6502

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  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    I used heavy duty double sided tape on one of my AEBS.
     

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