3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2012 12:27 AM by HACKINT0SH
rbpshp Level 1 Level 1

Our Airport Extreme seems to have a smaller range than before, making it impossible for devices in remote parts of the house receive internet even though they used to be able to surf with ease.  Does Airport Extreme lose range over time?

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5

    It's the law of entropy. Basically, all things break down and try to roll downhill to their lowest energy levels.

     

    After years of heat and use, those extremes take their toll.  However, there is also a good chance it's just a case of interference. And unfortunately, interference tends to increase over time in our developing society.

     

    What you can try doing is changing the channel. Sometimes just power-cycling the router helps.

  • rbpshp Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks.  I will try power-cycliing.  Also, how do I change the channel?  Much obliged.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5

    Under the Wifi tab, in the airport utility within your utilities folder.