Airport Extreme Speed Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by WinstonRumfoord, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. WinstonRumfoord macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2014

    I have Fiber 100MBps down/up service and I cant seem to get that using my 1st gen airport extreme. When I plug in via ethernet (On my fiances old school mbp with ethernet port) to the fiber port I get the 100 down/up consistently, but when connected via wifi on the airport extreme It tops out at 50 down / 35 up.

    Do I finally need to upgrade to take advantage?

    EDIT: This is sitting directly next to the router, nothing but 2 feet of air between the airport extreme and my rMBP.

  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Does this occur when you connect an Ethernet cable to a LAN port on the Extreme to the MacBook Pro? Assuming you mean 1st generation Extreme (wireless N) model, then your AirPort has 10/100 Mbps ports. This should offer performance in the 90 Mbps range. Check your transmit rate by option-clicking on the Wi-Fi icon on your MBP.

    Now if your AirPort is an older first generation Extreme that is shaped like a UFO saucer, then you are limited to wireless G and the speeds are correct for that model.

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