AEBS + AE + AE = Wireless N or G?

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  1. Bhowell macrumors newbie

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    I have the following setup now and am wanting to know if my network speed is suffering from it. I currently have an AEBS N Router as my primary router creating the network and two AE participating in a WDS Network to bridge the ethernet connection and run AirTunes.

    Are the AE with G Wireless lowing my overall network speed to G?

    I am very curious about this as my writes to an AirDisk attached to the AEBS seem slow. I am also considering an AppleTV which I would like to stream HD content to from the AirDisk but am worried about speed again.

    Any help or insight is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Brett
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Generally speaking, the speed of the wireless network is limited to the speed of the slowest component on the network.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    Everything is running at G. That is why many people use the AEBS for their AirDisk and AppleTV, running in 5GHz N mode, then connect and APX to the AEBS and create a separate G network for other uses.

    TEG
     
  4. davidleon macrumors member

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  5. Bhowell thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How would I do this?

    It seems these would be the steps:
    1. Setup the AEBS for N only; 5Ghz or 2.4Ghz; Limitations?
    2. Attach one AE to the ethernet port of AEBS and setup my G network on it.
    3. Bridge the other AE for Airtunes and Internet Connection
    4. Only allow G Devices to connect to G network.

    On Edit: It seems to be somewhat detailed here on page 48.
    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Designing_AirPort_Networks_10.5-Windows.pdf
     

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