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Question: i live in a 7000 sq feet house getting internet using 1 time capsule and 10 apple express and 5 ring security cameras how do i get a better sugnal strength to camera 50 meters from modem. Also i have a second modem who can i set this modem as backup.

Apple AirPort Extreme

Bought a non Apple extender did not work

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May 27, 2018 6:28 PM in response to ABC1957 In response to ABC1957

The area of the house is not the major factor.. it is walls and floor/ceiling.. and construction type.


You will not get wifi easily through brick, concrete or metal. Even through standard hollow wall you need to expect 20% signal loss and worse through floor/ceiling it is double storey.


The main answer to getting better wireless over a whole house is to wire it with ethernet. Ethernet connect a few Airport Express as WAP.. wireless access points.

Do not even attempt to use extend wireless with 10 express.. it is far too many and they will interfere with each other.

You also need to understand Apple routers cannot work as a mesh.. each express must get good signal from the Time Capsule and much less signal from all the adjacent Express.. if you have even one express too close to another.. then wifi extender will attempt to swap to the highest signal which will then break if it is another extender.


Running ethernet and setting each Express up as independent WAP fixes this .. you can then run different channels from different WAP and not have slow double hop or triple hop wireless.


Also i have a second modem who can i set this modem as backup.

Using two modems is not possible.. but you can simply setup the second modem so if the first modem has issues they can be swapped over.. The backup modem be turned on and running in the network.

May 27, 2018 6:28 PM

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May 27, 2018 7:00 PM in response to LaPastenague In response to LaPastenague

Thanks Much so if I turn off the 1st Modem before a hurricane the 2nd Modem will pick up the the other Apple Express Modem once I have a time capsule on the 2nd Modem will it pick up the other Airport Express Wirelessly. The second Modem is through a land line copper wire system wish is a good back up as I live in a hurricane region and the land line wireless is very reliable in rain storms & hurricanes.


Regarding the Apple Time Capsule & Express Routers they work very well in my home upstairs , downstairs, in covered garage and in a separate apartment through concrete wirelessly. From the Modem Ethernet connected to Time Capsule downstairs and every other Apple Express connected wirelessly and very very reliable. The only issue I have is the ring camera 50 meters from the Modem location thanks.

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Question: i live in a 7000 sq feet house getting internet using 1 time capsule and 10 apple express and 5 ring security cameras how do i get a better sugnal strength to camera 50 meters from modem. Also i have a second modem who can i set this modem as backup.