802.11n with or without legacy mode? frequency?

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  1. pit29 macrumors 6502a

    pit29

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    Just bought a TimeCapsule and set up my wireless network using it. I am actually wondering about the differences in choosing 802.11n: b/g compatible or not? 2.4GHz or 5GHz? Is any setting faster over others?

    I have a MBP, 802.11n enabled, and a first-generation iPod touch. I will have occasional visitors using my internet connection using their (mostly) Windows laptops. Do they usually have 802.11n, or would I need a b/g mode for that?

    Confused...
     
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    Nermal

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    I believe that iPods only support b and g, and only 2.4 GHz.
     
  3. el3ctone macrumors member

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    i have my AEBS running on 802.11n - 5ghz mode only.

    I have another linksys that runs in b/g mode.

    This way my N wont be slowed down because a B/G client (more specifically, everything else thats not my MBP) connects to it.
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

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    According to the iPod Touch Specs you are correct.
     
  5. pit29 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So is it correct that a b/g/n network is slower for n-enabled devices than a pure n network? Looking at Apple's page here, it's not obvious...
     

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