how do i set up Airport Extreme to achieve maximum range in my house?

Airport Extreme router

  • Asked by fn from Abbotsford
AirPort Extreme

AirPort Extreme

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    Set it up to broadcast the 5Ghz band separately is usually the simplest way and don't connect older devices. Also by only having 802.11ac devices connected, the beamforming technology is optimized and with a Gbps fiber connection, I get about 850 Mbps down and 500 Mbps up with a 3 ms ping. When any older 802.11a/b/g devices are connected, the output will be limited to that data rate, which is SIGNIFICANTLY less than 802.11ac or 802.11n and is a waste of $200 for the Extreme.

    • Answered by Justin H from Salt Lake City