AEBS non gigabit

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by ault45, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    I just picked up a AEBS off ebay for $75. In my haste, I didnt look as closely as I usually do to the auction. When I won for that low of a price, I figured something was up. Turns out it is the older non gigabit N base station. My question is, is this a big deal for me? What is the difference? I want to network a usb printer, and a external hard drive. Other than that, all computers will be wireless. Thanks for your help.
  2. macrumors G4


    No diff to you. That's a bargain, IMO.
  3. macrumors member

    Sweet. I had a little case of buyers remorse, but after I looked into it, the gigabit only affects computers hard wired. Is that right?
  4. macrumors G4


    Yes. Although some testes have shown that it affects the throughput of the wireless as well, its marginal. Its a great router with excellent range.
  5. macrumors member

    Cool. Thats all I needed. Thanks.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    hahahaha, I'm sorry. I thought that was pretty funny.
  7. macrumors G4


    Clever balls! :)
  8. macrumors 6502

    yeah that's a great deal!
  9. macrumors 6502

    Yeah, exactly. The 'backplane' in the router seems to be limited to 100 Mbps, so you can never get over 100 Mbps on a wireless connection, even though N theoretically supports it. In reality, that would almost never happen anyway.

    Anyway, I've got the non-gigabit, and am completely happy. I was particularly happy that I didn't have to live with the buggy 7.2.x firmware like the gigabit folks. Enjoy!

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