How to diagnose wireless issues with AEBS+TC+iBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by balamw, Apr 22, 2008.

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    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Here's the scoop. I have FIOS coming in via the Verizon provided Aciontec router, its wireless is turned off and it's connected to a pre-gigabit Airport Extreme 802.11n.

    That, in turn, is connected wirelessly to a 500 GB Time Capsule which is connected via Cat 5 to my :apple:TV and iMac.

    At that level, everything works great. The iMac gets great bandwidth and the :apple:TV works much better compared to when I had it trying to connect on its own or using the Airport Express.

    So now the problem. I can't stream content from to the iBook, so I checked it via the 2wire bandwidth meter and see it's typically dial-up level speeds ~112 kbps. Back on the iMac I've got 11 Mbps. If I force the iBook to associate with the Airport Extreme, I've got > 2 Mbps, but as soon as it connects to the TC, which is more typical. I've got craptastic speeds.

    What can I look for? Is there any hope! Help!


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