My Airport Extreme is frankly rubbish

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Lord Fluff, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Lord Fluff macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2006
    Ok, so it talks to the internet, and I can transfer files from a USB drive. So it's not completely broken. But here's some stats...

    MacMini (distance to AE : 12 feet of clear air)
    Signal strength: 50%

    MacPro (with built-in N airport) (distance to AE : 12 feet inc one wall)
    Signal strength: 43%, Noise: 13%
    Top Speed: 59Mbps
    Transfer file from USB2.0 drive: 7k/sec average (yes, 7k)

    Am I being unreasonable in saying this is pretty poor? As far as I can see I may as well just keep using my 'G' router as it's at least as quick. I can find no other active networks, no nearby microwave ovens, no wireless phones.

    Should I return it and try another one?
  2. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005

    As stated in the documentation attaching a G device will cause slower speeds.
  3. doug.hall macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2005
    I've just replaced my old airport express network (which consisted of three devices) and I can now get total coverage at full strenght throughout my home where as before it would be varied. I'd say you device is not working correctly becuase mine is a huge improvement.
  4. Lord Fluff thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2006
    It's still rubbish even if the mini is turned off. And that wouldn't account for just how poor it is in any case.
  5. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    This is unnaturally poor performance. Sounds like you got a lemon there mate. I'd take it back and exchange it.
  6. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    The Kitchen
    I'd exchange it. That is VERY poor performance for that device. Unlesse your walls are made of lead...
  7. OldSkoolNJ macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2006
    I have mine setup with three airport expresses, and linked to it I have a 24in Imac (N), Core Duo MBP (G) , Core 2 Duo MacBook (N) and a G$ iMac (B). I deffinitely see a big difference from my old router. No weak points anywhere in the house and speed is better now. Hard drives, printers and the occasional thrumb drive works fine.

  8. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Or, just take it back. Wait a little while and get a linksys.

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