Would placing it on a high shelf/bookcase make any noticeable difference in range compared to placing it on a desk next to a UPS & cable modem?

Just bought the Airport Extreme and will be installing tomorrow. My current wireless router sits on a desk next to my cable modem and an Uninterruptable Power Supply. I was wondering if I placed the Airport Extreme up on a bookshelf above the desk, would it make any noticeable difference in signal or range? It may not make a difference at all, but I wanted to ask...

  • Asked by Bryan P from Minneola
  • Apr 9, 2010
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    I doubt that placing the Airport Extreme on a bookshelf would make much of a difference in range. Although placing it on a bookshelf is a bit of a safety hazard because someone may accidentally hit it and knock it over. But it should not make much of a difference. Any difference it makes would be to small to matter.

    • Answered by Joshua B from Waterford
    • Apr 10, 2010