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Extending the range of my neatgear draft n with an apple

I have a netgear that is draft n. I want to extend the range to reach the family area. the netgear only reaches my bedroom and not the family area. Can I use Apple's aiport express base station, that is also draft n to act as a wireless access point and thus extend the range of my Netgear wifi?

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  • ricos_escape May 19, 2009

    many thanks for your quick reply.(i'm impressed). I'm not sure if netgear has wireless access points for draft n. I have the wrn2000. If there aew draft n access ponts then i guess i would have to research some more. And no i don't have the apple base station yet. I just visited an apple store today and they said that it will work...but the sales person couldn't assure me 100%. 

  • ricos_escape May 19, 2009

    Thank you for you comments. I will look around for a netgear access point. I guess it is better if it came from the same manufacturer. Five stars my man. : )

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According to theory,,it shud work absolute fine,,but it seldom works or even if it starts working it creates probs,,if u hav it in ur house then try it,,but if u dnt hav it ,,i will suggest to go with netgear only,,,i am a wireless technician...i know,,how much probs it creates and call up netgear support to configure ur accesspoint {there are netgear wireless access points}


best of luck,,giv a good rating and keep me posted

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • Abhisek Das May 19, 2009

    look,every company salesman will tell u tat it will work,,even i will tell u tat a linksys router doesnt work fine with a netgear access point..Actually it works best with same manufacturer{even a wireless adapter works best if the router is of the same manufacturer}moreover apple base station are designed for a complete different operating systems...its ur call sir,,one thing frankly,,accesspoints connection stability is less,,so no electronic devices working on the same frequency as tat of the router,,like walkie--talkie,,baby monitors,,



    best of luck,keep me posted,, giv a good rating

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