Airport Express and Transmit rate

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by WstCstCmtr, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. WstCstCmtr macrumors member

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    Hello!

    So I was thinking there was a way to speed up our wireless connection...

    Started with a wireless router - Actiontec 1000 from telus. Max transmit rate 130. Speedtest.net 14.5mbps and 1mbps.

    Not bad pretty quick but I was thinking can't my AP Express do 300?

    So I put the AP Express wired off the the router and boom - Transmit rate of 300 consistently!

    Great right?

    Well speedtest.net is 14.9mpbs a 1mbps...

    Anyway to get it bumped up?

    Realization - What if ~14.5 is as fast as it is going to get and a 130 transmit rate can handle that... so the 300 isn't really speeding it up?

    Help me understand.

    Thanks!
     
  2. slu macrumors 68000

    slu

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    You are not going to get an improvement in your internet bandwidth. Your internal bandwidth has probably increased. Test by copying a file between two computers on the local network.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Don't forget the Express has a 100 megabit Ethernet port, not the faster 1 gigabit port.
     

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