lousy airport speed

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by GigaWire, May 20, 2003.

  1. GigaWire macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2001
    copying a 169 MB folder from my iBook to powermac via airport. My calculations @ 10Mbps indicate a transfer time aaround a minute and a half. Actual transfer speed was 40 minutes. So what's the deal? Both have completely strong signals. powermac is on AE extreme, iBook is on regular airport.

    any help?

    thanks in advance
  2. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    are you within 50 feet. if you are not your just getting 802.11b settings.

  3. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    He said that the iBook has a regular card and not AE, and he also mentioned that the time he calculated was at 10Mbps.

    I've found that restarting my base station helps if this happens. In your case, try restarting the host computer.
  4. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    ah ok, i read it at work so i was in a rush, didnt catch all details.

  5. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    Ok, since you own a laptop, i suggest u just link them directly. I transfer 500 mb files in like 2-3 minutes, plus airport doesn't seem to like the bigger files and can sometimmes disconnect. Truth be told once u use wires for file transfer ull wonder if you want to bother with airport file transfers again.

Share This Page