Achieving N speed with only N devices

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

  1. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    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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