what is the range or radius for the airport

  • Asked by Annmarie M from Sayville
  • Nov 14, 2009
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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    Ranges are highly variable, depending on a number of factors. For typical household usage, expect a range of 150 feet in any direction (using 802.11g). If you minimize the number of walls and carefully position your Base Station, the range could easily double. 802.11n can double the number again, assuming your Station and computer are both compatible.

    • Answered by Matthew S from Lawton
    • Nov 30, 2010
  • This is difficult to answer as many factors affect range of wireless networks, including weather, humidity, line of sight, radio-reflective surfaces, radio-absorbing surfaces, other networks nearby running on the same frequency, and the machine you're connecting to the network. A MacBook for instance will get more range than an iPhone, as it contains a larger, more extensive antenna. Brick walls are particularly bad for distances, with plaster walls being fairly transparent to the network.

    The best way to find out if an Airport will work in your house is to go buy one! If you find it unreliable in your particular situation, just return it for a full refund within 14 days. :)

    • Answered by Jenna F from Kingsford
    • Nov 28, 2010