Airport Express Query - Confused!!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by neil950, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. neil950 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there

    Just purchased a new Airport express unit and have a query over setup. I realise it supports a/b/g/n networks at both 2.4 & 5 Ghz, but unlike the time capsule and airport extreme does not work in both frequencies at the same time.

    So my question - I have the radio mode selected as 802.11n (b/g compatible) - what frequency is it transmitting on when I select this - 2.4 or 5 ghz??

    The devices that connect wirlessly to the express are an iMac (recent model), iPad & iphone 4.

    Any assistance greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Mawal macrumors regular

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  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    while the iphone 4 and the ipad both support N, the iphone only has a 2.4 radio.
    not sure about the ipad, the iphone spec specifically mention that fact, the ipad's don't.

    so if you wan't to use it with the iphone, you must use b/g compatible.
     
  4. ssmed macrumors 6502

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    You don't need b/g compatible for iPhone

    you should be able to use the iPhone with the 802.11n only (2.4 Ghz) setting.
     
  5. Mawal macrumors regular

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    the Ipad supports 2.4 and 5 Ghz
     
  6. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    sorry, you're correct, only run mine in 5GhZ, so had forgotten about that setting
     

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