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AEx 2nd gen Radiation/antenna pattern?

425 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 13, 2013 9:20 AM by Tesserax RSS
AceNeerav Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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Mar 12, 2013 8:35 PM

I want to get the best range and signal strength from my Airport Express 2nd gen. Can i see the radiation pattern of the airport express second gen?


also, what is its range? which has better range, the 5 Ghz or the 2.4 ghz network, and how much?


It would be very nice if someone could answer these questions..



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 13 inch, 2.4 Ghz, Mid 2010
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,575 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 9:20 AM (in response to AceNeerav)

    Apple hasn't published a radiation pattern for any of its AirPort routers, but it is believed that the pattern is somewhat similar in all of them with exceptions due to different antenna designs employed (between models and generations of the same model). With that said, the overall pattern shape is roughly an onmidirectional spheriod with a slight flattening at the poles.


    As far as range, a 2.4 GHz network should always provide greater range than the higher 5 GHz band. In practice, you can expect decent bandwidth performance out to 100-150' on the 2.4 GHz band; 50' on the 5 GHz band.


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