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I cannot access wifi thoughout my house on my iPad. Is that an airport issue or a Comcast issue?

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Feb 4, 2013 12:47 PM

I cannot access wifi on my iPad3 throughout my house, only within close range of my airport.  I have Comcast Xfinity and should be able to access wifi anywhere in my house.  Is my problem an airport issue or an issue with Comcast?

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,520 points)

    Typically this would be an issue with the wireless router. Most likely the culprit is not the router itself but limitations to its signal due to Wi-Fi interference. Two major causes of this type of interference is other Wi-Fi networks and obstacles. (Think of a wireless router as a light bulb. Anything that comes between this light source and you would reduce the light's intensity and would be considered an obstacle.) For Wi-Fi, this can be walls, floors, ceilings, metal cabinets, sheet rock, etc.)

     

    Sometimes just simply relocating the router will make a big difference in the overall coverage. However, when that is not enough, one option would be to extend your current AirPort with another. This is known as an extended wireless network.

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