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Nov 28, 2008, 08:57 PM
i have an airport extreme 802.11n and airport express 802.11n that i use to extend my network. why is it that when i am in the range of the extended network(express), transferring of files gets slow but when i am in the range of the extreme my transfers are fast? i have the new aluminum macbook.

ISP is connected to the extreme. i have an external HDD connected to the extreme. transferring files to the external HDD slows down when i am in the range of the express.

thank you. hope someone can tell me how to remedy this problem

Nov 28, 2008, 09:57 PM
when you are wirelessly extending your network you will see a drop in speed of approximately half for each wireless base station you cross.
basically each unit is using half for upload and half for download.

so 1 wireless jumps would give you 1/2 speed.
and 2 wireless jumps would give you 1/4 speed.

Nov 29, 2008, 04:07 AM
ok. thank you. is there no way to remedy that situation?