Airport Extreme speed check

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dmaxdmax, May 1, 2007.

  1. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502

    dmaxdmax

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    How can I tell how fast my wireless link is working? It's the first time I've used one and I have no idea if files are copying from my MacBook to/from my USB HD at 5% or 50% or 99% of what they should be. Things are taking longer than I expected but that could easily be the result of inflated expectations.

    I have a new (N) basestation and a C2D MacBook w/the N updater.

    Thanks.
     
  2. waynergy macrumors newbie

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    While transferring the file, open Activity Monitor and click the "Network" tab.
     
  3. superted666 Guest

    superted666

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    I have the extreme operating at 5ghz
    Network util says 300mbps which is correct for a US router (not in the US but shhhh)

    I transfer to my airdisk at about 3MB per second when i tested. not as fast as i was hoping. theoretically should be near 9? but then might be limitation of USB? not sure?
     
  4. djbrickhouse macrumors member

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    I just went wireless last night with an Airport Express with airTunes.

    Are you telling em now that I can connect a USB External HDD to the USB port on the Airport Express and have an wireless external HDD?

    Yeah? If so, that's super sweet...
     
  5. djbrickhouse macrumors member

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    hmm. although the airport express has a USB port, it looks like it does not support an air disk, just the airport extreme does....
     
  6. superted666 Guest

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  7. superted666 Guest

    superted666

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    im getting about 3mpbs from my extreme airdisk.

    I should get faster over N im sure, its set to 5ghz with wide channels and it says 300mbps speed but i cant see why its so slow?

    What do people get when transferring into the the airdisk? im interested to see if others get any faster?
     

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