Airport Express and 802.11n

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by monopolist, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. monopolist macrumors newbie

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    Just a short question.
    Will there still be a delay playing music, or will 802.11n solve this problem?
     
  2. eXan macrumors 601

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    I doubt the delay is because of the lack of speed. Because iTunes doesnt send out the entire track at once, but streams it as the track progresses.
     
  3. monopolist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hm, okay. Any more info on this? Why would you do such a thing?
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    If you ever noticed, when you start playing tracks via APExp iTunes says "Connecting to xxx" where xxx = name of your base station.

    So the delay is caused by the connecting process, not by the g speed limits.

    I doubt its any different in the new n APExp.
     
  5. balk macrumors member

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    AFAIK there is some buffer inside the AEX. Initiating connection and buffer causes a small delay (1-2 seconds), on my new AEX.

    Furthermore, the network speed of g is 54 mbit max, or 55296 kbps. Most music is encoded at 128 or 192 kbps which is more than well below the max speed of a g network. Even if there is a factor 10 overhead, it would still fit. And you don't solve the problem of a slow network with a buffer (how to play a 4 minute song if it takes 5 minutes to transfer?)
     

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