My internet is faster than my local network? Help

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by rcmorgan540, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    So I have a linksys E3000 dual band. I have had countless problems running N on the 5 ghz band. I am running one side only (2.4 Mixed). I have a new mac mini (n) , macbook (g) , macbook pro (n) , G5 tower (wired) , iMac 17 (g) , xbox 360 (g) , atv2 (n) , ipad (n) , iphone 4 (n) , iphone 3g (g) , 2 ipodt4g (?). The router is putting out a good signal everywhere in the house. I am only getting about 1MB/S transfer between my Macbook Pro and my Mini. Any ideas. I bought a new router just a few days ago. I was getting the exact transfer speeds on the old g router running dd wrt . Any ideas? I have searched, and found everyone's situation is different. I would love to use the 5 ghz band, but I seem to have a lot of problems. Oh, I am running WPA2 for security. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Click on the AirPort icon in the Menu Bar while holding down the OPTION key (on both Mac mini and MBP) to see, what channel it uses, what PHY Mode and what Transmit Rate.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    MBP - Channel 9 (2.4)
    PHY 802.11 N
    Transmit Rate 39


    Mini - Channel 9 92.4)
    PHY 802.11 N
    Transmit Rate 65
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    The transmit rate is normally shown in Megabits/second (Mb/s), thus the slowest common transfer rate between the two machines is 39 Mb/s, in your case it would be roughly 5 MB/s (in theory), but the 1MB/s sounds about right in your case.
    It may be due to a weak signal and a lot of interference (walls, other thick objects like tables and cupboards).
     

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