AEBS + AE + AE = Wireless N or G?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Bhowell, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Bhowell macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    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.


  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Generally speaking, the speed of the wireless network is limited to the speed of the slowest component on the network.
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    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.

  4. davidleon macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2006
  5. Bhowell thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    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.

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