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Airport Time Capsule WIFI Range

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nath.02.28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 1, 2013 6:06 PM

I bought the Time Capsule because of the feed back in WIFI Range... however, upon installing it lastnight. I think its range is weaker than the wifi modem that comes from the telecom... Can you please let me know in meters the range of the of its wifi?

 

I haven't remove the plastic(white wrap) covering of the time capsule due to it might get scratch... so i just put holes on the ports... does it make weak the wifi signal?

 

thanks

Airport Time Capsule
  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,795 points)
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    Oct 1, 2013 8:40 PM (in response to nath.02.28)

    You have 14days no questions asked return on Apple purchases from Apple store..

     

    I would definitely open the plastic.. not all plastics are transparent to microwaves.. it could be making it worse.

     

    Your experience could then be that the TC does not improve the wifi at all.. this would in fact be totally expected in 2.4ghz band.. and with older computers..

     

    The improvement will only be at 5ghz and generally later equipment.. or AC wireless.

     

    Are you joining 5ghz.. ?? If you don't know force the connection to 5ghz by using a different name.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,795 points)
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    Oct 2, 2013 4:01 PM (in response to nath.02.28)

    Your setup is fine.. do not use guest network . . it is slow.. maybe by design.

     

    And you cannot use guest in bridge mode.. that is normal.

     

    Turn off the wireless in the ISP modem so you can measure properly how the TC is going.

     

    Fix the wireless channels and use 11, 6, 1 for 2.4ghz in that order.

     

    And use around 40 and around 150 for 5ghz.. the lower channel is often much better.

     

    Do not expect great improvement with old clients.. it just ain't gonna happen.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,795 points)
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    Oct 2, 2013 5:36 PM (in response to nath.02.28)

    Just return it.. no sweat.

     

    The Asus RT-AC66U (or even N66U) are the power house for domestic WiFI.

     

    Even the new TP-Link AC model is up there.. but Apple's is well down the list..

     

    Although this comparison is using PC client.

     

    http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/bar/113-5-ghz-dn-c

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,795 points)
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    Oct 2, 2013 8:00 PM (in response to nath.02.28)

    nath.02.28 wrote:

     

    Yes, whill they give me a refund? actually RT AC66U and and Timecapsule are my choices... Ok...

    14 days no questions asked return from Apple stores.. !!

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