4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2012 5:47 PM by Bob Timmons
Jvondee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just bought the Time Capsule and I don't get a signal in my basement 2 floors down from where I put the Time Capsule. Is there a booste/extender that is compatible with the Time Capsule?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Is there a booster/extender compatible with the Time Capsule?
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,515 points)

    Other Apple AirPort routers like the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and even another Time Capule are compatible products that will "extend" the wireless network using wireless only....or "extend" with an Ethernet connection between the Time Capsule and extending device, which is the preferable method to extend a wireless network.

  • 2. Re: Is there a booster/extender compatible with the Time Capsule?
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,690 points)

    You can try using Airport Expresses to extend your wireless. Keep in mind that given the very high frequencies and very low power of Airports they can be substantially attenuated by floors and walls. Check out QuickerTek.com for amplifiers you may be able to use to improve the range.

  • 3. Re: Is there a booster/extender compatible with the Time Capsule?
    Jvondee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How do I extend my wireless network using wireless? I only have one Ethernet cable but I do have an airport express.

  • 4. Re: Is there a booster/extender compatible with the Time Capsule?
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,515 points)

    Sorry, I am confused because you say that you want to extend using wireless, but you only have one Ethernet cable.

     

    Do you plan to connect the AirPort Express to the Time Capsule using wireless only? (An Ethernet cable would not be used in this type of setup)

     

    or

     

    Do you plan to connect the AirPort Express to the Time Capsule using a wired Ethernet cable? (Which will remain permanently installed)

     

    We ask because the configuration is different depending on your goals.

     

    Please study the following support documents from Apple linked below regarding an "Extended Network" using wireless only and a "Roaming Network", which uses an Ethernet connection between the Time Capsule and AirPort Express.

     

    Both documents provide "how to" instructions for your OS X 10.6.8.

     

    Extended network

     

    Roaming network