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AirPort vs Base Station: signal strength?
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rotuts
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Jul 31, 2010, 12:14 PM
 
is there any difference in the WiFI signal strength between the Airport and the Base station in terms of witch would transmit farther?

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Jul 31, 2010, 12:17 PM
 
Uhm, I don't follow.

Do you mean between Airport Express, and Airport Extreme, or between any of these compared to a wireless network created by a Mac ?

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Jul 31, 2010, 12:34 PM
 
Exactly sorry for being so imprecise
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Jul 31, 2010, 12:44 PM
 
Dude, EXACTLY WHAT ?

I gave two options.

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Jul 31, 2010, 01:04 PM
 
sorry again

between the Airport espress and the airport extreme which transmitts farther?
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Jul 31, 2010, 01:28 PM
 
From a technical perspective, Apple doesn't say anything about the range of these two.

However, it is possible that the Airport Extreme gets better numbers, due to the two separate networks it can create, and the possibility to mount it more flexibly.

Does Airport Extreme provide a greater range than Airport Express? - Apple Store (U.S.)

The features et of those two are very different. Have a look at this thread:

http://forums.macnn.com/92/networkin...rport-express/

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Jul 31, 2010, 01:45 PM
 
MY suspicion is that they both have the same output power, but that the Extreme probably has better antennas.
     
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Having used both extensively, I've gotten much better results (range, ability to penetrate walls, etc.) from the Extreme over the Express.
     
   
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