1. coltsbr's Avatar
    Hello all, I have an Apple Airport I use for for household WiFi. I have started to run into issues with my son using his Xbox a ways away from the router.
    Does anyone have any experience with using a range extender with one of these and do they work well? I'm looking into getting one and I don't think Apple makes one so was looking at other brands.

    Thanks
    01-17-2014 10:37 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've never needed to use one, but a friend of mine uses one, and it works quite well. I will have to give him a call to find out exactly the make and model it is, and get back to you.
    coltsbr likes this.
    01-17-2014 10:40 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    How difficult would it be to run an ethernet cable to the xbox?
    01-17-2014 10:45 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You should be able to get a second airport and set it up to extend your network.
    Fausty82 likes this.
    01-17-2014 10:49 AM
  5. coltsbr's Avatar
    Not that big of a deal but its a ways away. Maybe 200 ft away. He wanted his room in the basement on the other side of the house.
    How difficult would it be to run an ethernet cable to the xbox?
    01-17-2014 11:05 AM
  6. coltsbr's Avatar
    You should be able to get a second airport and set it up to extend your network.

    I did think about that. The price is much more to buy another airport verses just getting an extender.
    01-17-2014 11:06 AM
  7. coltsbr's Avatar
    After reading into this a little further I think I'm going to upgrade to a new Airport Extreme that has better range. I don't think a range extender is the way to go.
    01-17-2014 02:38 PM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    You should be able to get a second airport and set it up to extend your network.
    I have an Apple TimeCapsule (Time Machine backup disk and wifi router in a single box) and an Airport Express. The Time Capsule is in the office on one end of the house. The Airport Express is set up in the family room, about half way across the house from the Time Capsule... works perfectly extending my network - I have good coverage in my whole house and patio area.
    01-17-2014 03:37 PM
  9. MacintoshDan's Avatar
    I'm using an express with a AC Extreme. It is the best wifi setup I've ever used.
    01-17-2014 06:37 PM
  10. coltsbr's Avatar
    Yea I think I'm just going to upgrade to an Apple extreme AC version. It should be a nice upgrade from the airport extreme N that I have now.
    01-17-2014 07:50 PM

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