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After you check that you are up-to-date on the software/firmware, I would consider changing the channel your airport extreme is broadcasting on. By default, most (if not all) routers come set on channel 6. So anyone in the area who hasn't changed the channel is competing for bandwidth even if you aren't on the same network. You have 11 to choose from so pick a different channel. If you're concerned about picking one someone else is occupying, download a copy of iStumbler and see what WIFI networks your computer can see and what channels they are operating on.

Edit: I just ran iStumbler here at home and my MB is picking up 5 WIFI signals, 4 of which are on channel 6 while mine is on channel 1.

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