Airport Extreme with older Airports...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Chuchichan, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Chuchichan macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hello...Just wondering if I purchase a new mode Airport Extreme and connect my older Airport Expresses (G and N models) to the wifi network, if that will slow things down?

    Would it be more advisable to purchase new airport expresses as well?

    Thanks...
     
  2. wuush macrumors member

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    May 4, 2014
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    Yes, because the AC Wifi Standard has more bandwidth compared to the older standards.

    No, because Apple hasn't refreshed the Airport Express, yet. Its still 802.11n.
    So there is no point in throwing away your old Airports with g+n wifi and buying new n-wifi airports.

    In the end it all depends on your setup/planned setup.

    Edit: if you use your network only for internet there is probably no point in upgrading to ac-wifi.
    Except if you need a better connection (because the Airport Extreme has 6 Antennas, but i wouldn't recommend it just for AC, because there are other AC-Routers with better reach)

     

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