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Set up an AirPort Base Station for fast 802.11n-only use
Authored by: stevanreese on Dec 24, '08 09:44:23AM

The choices you make really depend on your area, and your needs.
If you are in a city or have several 'b/g' networks nearby then 'n' over 5ghz makes sense. (Good coverage, no interference with the cordless phones.) If you need long range then 'n' over 2.4ghz is better.

My house and shop are about 500 ft apart, I have 3 Airport Extremes. The first creates a wireless network, allowed to extend, 'n' only at 2.4ghz, multicast rate 12, transmit power 100%. The second extends a wireless network and allows wireless clients. The third creates a wireless network, is not allowed to extend, b/g/n compatible, multicast rate 2, transmit power 100%.

If you set this up in your apartment you would be providing access to the entire complex and interfering with everyone's cordless phone.



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