Achieving N speed with only N devices

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by McGilli, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. McGilli macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    I have a simple setup for this.

    2008 iMac, Time Capsule and Apple TV.

    I have my Apple TV modded and use FTP to transfer movies onto it from the iMac.

    If I create a network by sharing the iMac Airport and connect the Apple TV directly to it - I can then FTP my movies over at 5 MB/Sec. Nice and fast.

    I have setup my Time capsule to only allow N connection - have tried at 2.4ghz and 5ghz.

    However then I never break more than 2.0 MB/Sec when FTP to the Apple TV.

    Using the OSX Network Utility - If I set it to G compatible i connect at 130Mbit/s

    and using N only it connects at 270Mbit/s

    However both give me the same throughput....

    Any ideas? What is the Time Capsule doing to slow me down so much....
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    walls kill a 5ghz signal very quickly. Is the extreme in the same room?
  3. McGilli thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    Yes all in the exact same room in line of sight...

    FOUND IT...

    as a last resort i DISABLED wireless security (WPA PERSONAL) and now it is transfering at 4.8MB/Sec - 5.3MB/Sec....

    So.... Guess I will go for Mac Address based security for now until I can work something else out.....

    Sorry - should have tried that before I posted.

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