Question about new Airport Base Station's speed with G Devices

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by markw10, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I got this quote from the Apple web site:

    Based on a comparison with Apple's 802.11g products. Comparison assumes AirPort Extreme network with 802.11n-enabled computer. Speed and range will be less if an 802.11a/b/g product joins the network. Accessing the wireless network requires an AirPort or AirPort Extreme enabled computer or other Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a/b/g-enabled computer. Actual performance will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network, and other factors. Range will vary with site conditions.

    Now I understand if you put a g device on this network the g device will run with g range and speeds. The way it's worded I almost get the feeling that having a g device on the network will slow the speed of the entire network down including n devices. Is that true?
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Nobody knows for sure, the impact probably won't be that drastic, but there will definitely be an adverse impact for sure.

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