Does Apple TV "boost" an existing wifi signal? We are in RV parks with poor wifi, will this capture more signal or do I need a Wifi booster as well?

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    No, Apple TV doesn't boost WiFi signals. But that's not your real problem... in RV parks, you need to forget about streaming HD video completely. To stream HD content you need 6-8 Mbps dedicated to you and only you. In RV parks, hotels, shopping malls etc. the facility will have only one internet connection (typically around 10 Mbps) and that bandwidth is shared among all users. Say you have 50 people in an RV park sharing a 10 Mbps internet feed; you can only depend on having about 0.2 Mbps available to you.

    AppleTV is a high-definition device, and assumes you have sufficient WiFi bandwidth and internet access bandwidth available and dedicated to you and only you. In an RV park, you'll be much better off sticking to low-res YouTube videos that don't need the hi-def bandwidth that Apple TV does.

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  • The Apple TV is a client that receives a WiFi signal. It does not boost your signal.

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  • How far from the Apple TV device can I be with my chair is about 12 feet from TV where it would connect.

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