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Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network by Glenn Fleishman

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Pick the Right Place and the Right Channel

This chapter helps you tune your network for optimum performance. It starts by helping you understand more about the portion of the radio frequency spectrum that your base station uses and how to determine the right channel to use in each frequency band. After that it explains how to Pick Compatibility and Set a Channel.

Finally, you’ll learn how to Pick the Right Place for a base station with General Testing Advice as well as details on Testing from Client to Base Station and Testing from Base Station to Client.

Note: Apple added simultaneous dual-band radios to the early 2009 Extreme and Time Capsule and the 2012 Express.

Spectrum Trade-offs

Shortly, I explain how to select channels for a base station. ...

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