Airport Express/802.11n

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

  1. joedavis34 macrumors regular

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    Feb 10, 2007
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    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

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    May 27, 2008
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    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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