Airport Extreme slower than Linksys router?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by OceanView, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. OceanView macrumors 65816

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    I just bought an AE and replaced my older Linksys with SpeedStep router and for some reason the internet seems slower.
    I did a speed test to compare with my older system and it's night and day how much slower it is now.
    With the Linksys I was getting from 10-15Mbits download.
    With the AE I'm just tested and got 700KB down :mad:
    Anyone have a clue as what I can do to speed it up?
    By the way, the AE is connected directly to my desktop by ethernet cable.
     
  2. OceanView thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh I've also noticed it runs pretty hot to the touch, is this normal?
     
  3. 1ne macrumors regular

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    How about bypass the AE device and plug your mac directly into your WAN modem. Perhaps your ISP is slow today. :confused:
     
  4. OceanView thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I retested today and it seems that it's back up to speed now.
    I just got 15MB/s :D

    The Airport is still pretty warm to the touch.
    That's the only negative for now otherwise happy for now. ;)
     

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