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

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    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 google.navigation.opendns.com (208.69.32.231): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=0 ttl=53 time=155.129 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=151.575 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=154.526 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=154.267 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=155.645 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=153.226 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=153.340 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=153.381 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=155.097 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=152.302 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=156.201 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=11 ttl=53 time=153.732 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=12 ttl=53 time=156.210 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=13 ttl=53 time=155.551 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=14 ttl=53 time=155.359 ms

    --- google.navigation.opendns.com 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

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    Feb 22, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    You're getting half of 130mbps or half of what your ISP says your max rate is?
     
  3. gringao thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jan 7, 2009
    #3
    It's half of what my ISP says is my allotted bandwidth.
     
  4. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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

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