Airport Express/802.11n

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by joedavis34, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. joedavis34 macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2007
    OK--just two questions:

    My setup is

    Router--->Airport Express with 802.11n (in my roommates room)---->Airport Express (not 802.11n).--->my speakers and printer (this one is in my room)

    My question is: When I expand the range with the Airport express that is NOT 802.11n, does it make the wireless signal come out of it 802.11n?

    Also: Is it work to pay the 2.99 for the 802.11n enabler for my macbook?
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    nope it won't make it N, your network will only be as strong as the weakest link.
    plus i don't think extending would be able to work like that.
    If network range isn't a problem, i'd just have the N join (not extend) the network from the G.

    N vs G really doesn't come into play for most home internet connections, G is faster than most of what's out there.
    The only time you would see an increase in speed is on local network file transfers.

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