general questions about the new AE and draft N

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by buffalo, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    O.K. So I'll be getting a new MacBook today, so that got me thinking about the new draft N.


    I've read posts here about many people not being able to take advantage of N because of their internet connection. I use RoadRunner; is there anyway to check if that is fast enough for N connection?

    It looks like the new AirPort Extreme has spaces for wired computers to connect. Is that true? There are 2 computers that will need to be on a wired connected connection (2 dell desktops), and three computers using wireless (G5 iMac, MacBook, and my dad's new work notebook, a ThinkPad).

    Has there been any word on when the AirPort will ship? Eary, mid, or late February????


    Thanks!
     
  2. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    most people's ISP speeds are slower than even 802.11b. a B connection is 11Mbps, faster than a lot of people's cable/DSL. N is ~200Mbps, no cable or DSL provider (that i know of) offers speeds like that. the advantage is the computer to computer transfer rate and better signal/range.
     
  3. buffalo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is there anyway to check if my dad's new work Thinkpad has a Wireless N card? It was supplied by his company running XP pro.
     

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