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Discussion in 'macOS' started by jive, Dec 20, 2006.
Or is my ethernet mauled? I'm not complaining - I've finally made my MBP wireless.
It shouldn't be....
Maybe you're using a crappy cable.
Nope, maximum (theoretical) speeds should be 54 mbps for wireless and 100 or 1000 mbps for wired. Between two macbooks, it'll be 1000.
Maybe you got a crappy wire? Or a problem network adapter.
It shouldn't even be close - as was already mentioned, a Mac-to-Mac network should be 1Gbps in speed (and when I've done it, it really is that fast).
Well, it's through an old (maybe 5 or 6 years) router so... But wireless is still fast/cool enough for me :]
the router is likely the bottleneck, ones from that era may be 10 mbps
Sounds about right...
wired is definitely faster
My money is on a 10Mb hub. Try hooking them up directly.
you have to qualify your question:
100 baseT ethernet (100 Megabits) is faster 802.11g wifi (54 Mbps) and 802.11b wifi (11 Mbps).
However, surfing on the internet between ethernet and wifi should be about the same. Most ISP won't provide you enough bandwidth to exceed 11 Mbps, and by no means are you going to get close to 54 Mbps.
Now, if you are going to mac to mac then yes you will see a difference in large file transfers.