Airport Extreme / Time Capsule Range

I want to access email and the internet in my studio which is 170 feet away at the end of my garden. When I tried connecting my macbook pro it does not access my present router which is within line of site through a window overlooking the garden. Is an Airport Extreme or Time Capsule likely to connect? If not what other solutions are likely to work?

All thoughts appreciated.

  • Asked by Michael W
  • Jan 13, 2011
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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1 Answer from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    The short answer is there's no way of knowing, short of trying. There are just too many factors that come into play to allow for any safe predictions. You could get fancy and position both base stations above ground level, or (if supported) try out different antenna types. 170' is a long distance for WiFi.

    Another option is to trench an ethernet cable from your house to your studio.

    • Answered by Kenneth D from Ottawa
    • Jan 22, 2011