Airport Express is splitting bandwidth 50/50 resulting in slow internet speeds!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gringao, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. gringao macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    Hello friendly MacRumors colleagues,

    I'm using a new AirPort Express updated with the latest firmware and AirPort Utility and both my roommate and I have been banging our heads against the wall. Speed to the APE is 130 Mbit/sec and both of our computers are connected to the APE just fine.

    This is what the ping looks like
    Ping has started ...

    PING ( 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=53 time=155.129 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=151.575 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=154.526 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=154.267 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=155.645 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=153.226 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=153.340 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=153.381 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=155.097 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=152.302 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=156.201 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=11 ttl=53 time=153.732 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=12 ttl=53 time=156.210 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=13 ttl=53 time=155.551 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=14 ttl=53 time=155.359 ms

    --- ping statistics ---
    15 packets transmitted, 15 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 151.575/154.369/156.210/1.359 ms

    When I did a speakeasy test, it turned out that I am getting exactly half of our allotted bandwidth. Is there a way to configure this APE to act more like a router that truly shares a connection rather than a splitter that's cutting it in half? Any help would be much appreciated as I'm getting download speeds of 7kb/s and it takes around 15 seconds to load google!!
  2. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2009
    You're getting half of 130mbps or half of what your ISP says your max rate is?
  3. gringao thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    It's half of what my ISP says is my allotted bandwidth.
  4. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2009
    Do you get 100% of what your ISP provides without the AEBS connected?

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