Airport Extreme and Express

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ndmccormack, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. ndmccormack macrumors member

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    I'm thinking of buying an airport extreme to take advantage of the faster speed and also the disk/printer sharing that it allows, however I am worried that if I use an airport express aswell fro music streaming then it may not operate at full (n) speed.

    The way I understand wireless to work is that if you connect an 802.11g device to a 802.11n device then the n device will slow to g-speed to accommodate the older bit of hardware. Is this correct? I use my airport express a lot for streaming music and don't want my wireless to operate at g-speeds if I spend my money on an n-speed wireless router.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Cheers
    Niall
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Not g speed but you go from 300mbps to 130mbps whereas g is 54mbps.
     
  3. ndmccormack thread starter macrumors member

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    Is this because it goes from using two wireless channels to one? Seems a strange drop!
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I think its because its forced into a 2.4GHz mode. See this review:

    http://www.macintouch.com/reviews/airportn

     

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