Airport Extreme Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by thankins, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. thankins macrumors 6502

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    I recently purchased the AEBS and had a question regarding the Wireless N configuration. I am currently running it in the 2.4 ghz mode with the b/g compatible - will my computers and apple tv still use the high data transfer rate of Wireless N if it is in this mode or do I need to convert it to the 802.11n mode only?

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Yes they should work, unless a b or g system connects, then while the b/g system is connected everything is limited to b/g speeds. If everything you have is N, convert to the 5GHz N mode.

    TEG
     
  3. thankins thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Excellent that is what I thought. So for example I have my iphone if I leave it in the mode it is in now the other hardware items will transfer at the Wireless N speeds until my iphone connects to the network.

    Then it dumbs it down to G speeds?
     
  4. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    I run my AEBS in the mixed N/G/B mode, and my connection to my MBP is a consistent 130Mbps...
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    Correct, and it is only while the connection is active.

    TEG
     
  6. thankins thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your help TEG!
     
  7. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    To be honest with you, I don't even notice the difference when my G devices come online. I'm sure they must have some effect, but I don't really notice it at all...
     

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