Question about Apple TV and 802.11n?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by nospleen, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. nospleen macrumors 68000

    nospleen

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    Probably a super dumb question, but here it goes. I am using my SBC DSL modem, which has a wireless router built in. My iMac is the newest one, so it supports 802.11n. Will my videos transfer from my mac to my Apple TV at 802.11n speed. Or, does the SBC wireless router slow it down to 802.11g speed?

    Assuming it does slow it down. Could I just plug the ethernet port from the DSL modem to the imac and then let the imac send it over to the Apple TV. Would that allow it to transfer at n speed?

    Thanks...
     
  2. After G macrumors 68000

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    Sending it through the SBC router will probably slow it down to g speed.

    I'd think you can stream directly from the iMac to the Apple TV though without rerouting your net setup, though.
     
  3. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

    nospleen

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    I am wireless on my imac now. Are you saying that the imac will send it directly to the apple tv, without using the sbc wireless router? So, in essence, the imac and apple tv just talk to each other wirelessly and not via the SBC wireless signal?
     
  4. After G macrumors 68000

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    That's the way it seemed to me in the keynote, with the blackbook having to authenticate with the AppleTV and all. Without actually having one to test out, I couldn't tell you how it would behave. However, it would suck if whenever your friends came over, you would have to authenticate them to your wireless network and AppleTV to share stuff on AppleTV. Which is why I think the behavior is that they talk directly.
     
  5. RichP macrumors 68000

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    I dont know for certain (Im not a network guru) but I would think that if you have a "G" device, everything is going to be a G speed.

    It would definitely work if you had the DSL modem directly into your iMac, then shared your internet connection with the Apple TV via your N card.
     
  6. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

    nospleen

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    That is what I am thinking too. The router is right by my imac, so I can just plug it in with no problems anyway..
     

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