Airport EXPRESS bandwidth question

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

  1. burntwaffle macrumors newbie

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    Jul 8, 2008
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    Hi

    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

    AND

    1 Macbook And one iMac

    all running at the same time?



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


    Thanks!
     
  2. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    Jul 24, 2007
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    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:
    [​IMG]

    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

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