Airport EXPRESS bandwidth question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by burntwaffle, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. burntwaffle macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2008

    I'm for sure going to get the Airport Express 802.11n and I have 1 question.

    Would my internet still be good if i have

    2 Xbox 360s running LIVE


    1 Macbook And one iMac

    all running at the same time?

    also i cannot find how many mbs are for the airport express

  2. operator207 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    Ya, depending on how fast your connection to the internet is, everything would be fine running all the time.

    Here is an example, which is also my network:
    I have a mail/web server, It gets ~10k of emails per day.
    I have my MBP which I am constantly using.
    My wife has her Vista Laptop, she hardly puts it down.
    I have a laptop in the garage, which I use after 9pm (I go outside to make phone calls when the kids are asleep).

    My DSL is 3mb down .75mb up. Here is a graph of my connection over the last year:

    Yes, I run a Cisco 3640 for my DSL connection. Yes, its overkill. ;)

    Most of that is my server (probably 75%, and mostly spam runs to my mailserver) and probably 20% is me downloading stuff off usenet. If all you do is play games on those consoles, surf the web, and check email, you would be fine on a 128k connection (.128mb connection)
    By the way, even when I am maxing out my DSL, for hours on end, web browsing is not really affected. However latency I am sure goes up, which would affect your gaming.
  3. burntwaffle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2008

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