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Take Control of Your AirPort Network by Glenn Fleishman

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Chapter . Improve Coverage Area and Range

The top question I receive about Wi-Fi is, “How can I extend the area served by my Wi-Fi network?” Several strategies let you cover more of your home or business without having to spend a fortune—$50 to $200 could double to quadruple your coverage area.

Add Additional Access Points for Roaming

A relatively simple way to extend a network is to add access points. As noted earlier in Buy Subsequent Access Points More Cheaply, you want additional access points to be dumb. They should lack features like providing DHCP service or have them turned off. Only your main access point should be smart, “firewalling” the outside world, connecting to the ISP, and handling other Internet and security tasks.

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