AEBS and enabling "n"

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Grampa, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Grampa macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2007
    I brought my new Airport Extreme Base Station online last night, and it did indeed solve all the problems I was having with a D-Link DI 624. The DHCP server is not having any problems with two TiVo's, two PC laptops, two PC desktops and my C2D MacBook. Cool.

    I presume that the Airport Card in the MacBook got the "n" upgrade when I did the AEBS Airport Utility installation, as I had to reboot the MacBook, however, I can't seem to find anywhere an indication of what speed the Aiport is connected to the base station.

    Is that information available somewhere?

    Is there a way to tell if the "n" is enabled?
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I believe that, unless your four PCs and two TiVos support the n standard, you won't get n speeds anyway. Any heterogeneous network downgrades in speed/range to the lowest common denominator amongst the devices connected. At least that's my understanding.

    So, barring all those other devices having n support, it doesn't much matter if your MacBook got the update installed. :p
  3. Grampa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2007

    I suppose I could use a "g" WAP for those devices, and use the AEBS for the "n" in the MacBook C2D.


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