Wireless 802.11ac Setup Help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by njtransit215, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. njtransit215 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2012

    Where I live, my room is on the 2nd floor of the house, and the wireless router is on the first floor on the opposite side, separated by a whole lot of walls and maybe 50 feet, probably less. We've always had problems with one router reaching my room, so my current setup now is a powerline adapter to a room across from mine that has the best connection to the modem, and then place a 2nd router up here, but recently, that connection has been extremely flaky, and would like to cut down to one router. I was wondering if upgrading to an 802.11ac router and a matching adapter may solve this problem I've been having. Also, anyone have any tips on the best 802.11ac router/adapter for both Mac/PC?

    Thanks a lot for your help!
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    802.11ac is fast, but very short range. With beam forming you'll get better performance than you otherwise might, but N is still probably your best bet for max range on a single router.

    How about using an Airport Express midway between you & the primary router as a wireless extender?

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