Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by dukemeiser, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

    dukemeiser

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    Ok, new Airport sounds nifty, but I'd have to buy a new Powerbook to use it (not a bad idea, but a pricey one...). So the question is:
    At what speed does a 56k modem top out at? Is 11 Mbps overkill for a modem, or is it a bottleneck?
     
  2. losfp macrumors regular

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    well, to convert it, 56kbps is 0.056 mbps.

    My cable broadband connection ocassionally nudges 1000kbps, and normal WiFi (11mbps) handles it without thinking.
     
  3. GetSome681 macrumors regular

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    The thing is...most all internet connections won't go past 11 Mbps.

    However, most NETWORK speeds will, whether be at school, at work, or at home. This matters a lot to me, as let's say you were pulling a movie or something off a powermac you have a server running on, or store all your files on. Obviously here the 54 Mbps will come in extremely handy.
     
  4. benixau macrumors 65816

    benixau

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    if you only use airport for wireless internet and nothing, NOTHING else. including little file swaps then all is good.

    if you move files wirelessly or want to, airport Extreme(ly good) is almost a must have investment.


    also notice, like jobs said. "Apple pioneered wireless networking to the masses." now it is pioneering the .11g standard before anyone else has abse station for it.

    its airport all over again. But, with USB printing
     

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