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How do I extend the range of my router
April 16, 2008 12:22 PM   Subscribe

I live next door to my Girlfriend and she has an Airport Extreme connected to cable internet access. The WiFi signal is weak next door. Is there a way to connect another wireless router as a range extender?
posted by MelPrice to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Airport express as a wireless bridge
posted by sharkfu at 12:28 PM on April 16, 2008


Linksys WRT54G as wireless bridge. Another tutuorial here.
posted by sharkfu at 12:31 PM on April 16, 2008


Airport Express does this quite well.
posted by stilly at 1:45 PM on April 16, 2008


Doesn't get any easier than airport express. the software will ask you if you want to set up a new network or extend an existing one. It walks you through everything step by step.
posted by terrapin at 2:46 PM on April 16, 2008


You can also add a bigger, studlier external antenna to the existing AirPort Extreme. I did this to make my WiFi network more than a single-floor enterprise.

It's probably the cheapest option.
posted by rokusan at 5:06 PM on April 16, 2008


The only AirPort Extremes which have an external antenna connector are the previous (UFO) type.

The new n-capable/gigabit models don't have an external antenna.
posted by tomierna at 9:12 AM on April 17, 2008


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