Wifi Setup. Wireless Extension using Airport Extreme and what else?
Posted on 2014-11-04
Neighbour of mine has had a Airport Setup which goes back to the mid 2000s, I have set this up for them in WDS about 7 years ago and it as run without a glitch. Until yesterday when the extension module gave up the ghost.
They have a setup that is across 2 buildings, but they are on the same electric distro board. The main DSL connection incomer is in a garage>Studio conversion and the extension in the main dwelling.
Back in the day they had only young toddlers with no need for extra bandwidth so the old Airports were perfectly fine, but now they experiencing access issues (which I think may be ultimately down to DSL speed), and want to have the fastest internal access possible.
Running CAT5 between the buildings is NOT an option. But the dwelling could do with 2 extension points.
So I am now wondering what is the best route to go.
I could opt for one Airport Extreme and two wireless Express base stations or powerline extenders.
What hardware would you suggest?