Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to zadnor1)
Locate your MacBook in the room with the AirPort Extreme
Hold down the option key on your Mac while you click on the fan shaped AirPort icon
This will display information about the connection
Look for the Transmit Rate
That is the speed potential in Mbps of the wireless connection for the Mac at that location. Your connection speed potential between the Mac and AirPort Exteme will likely be much higher than your Fios Internet connection can ever provide.
If your Fios router were capable of delivering higher speeds, the AirPort would handle whatever the Transmit Rate might be.
What number do you see?
Try other locations on the MacBook to learn how distance and obstructions affect the potential speed capabilities on the network.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to zadnor1)
The "test" that I provided to you will generally not reveal problems associated with wireless interference from cordless phones, other networks and any of a number of other things that can slow down the wireless signal.
So, things may not be as simple as you might think.