Airport speed limit?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Soundburst, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    Hey everyone.

    I have two airport expresses.

    I use the second to extend the network. The first one gets the full 20mb of our Internet ; yet the second which isn't far away gets 5mb.

    Is there a strange option I need to change in the airport express app on the mac to allow full speed? Thanks for any help :)

    If I turn off the second airport an run a speed test from the top of the house - I get the big speed. But if I turn on the second airport and speed test from that (closer to the computer than the main one) then I'll still get the 3-5mb :S
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You will never get full speed over a wireless bridge, as you seem to have set up.
  3. Soundburst, Aug 4, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012

    Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    In Airport Utility I have one set to Create, and the other set to Extend. Those are the only real options there :S
  4. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    You shouldn't extend a network wirelessly if your aim is to get maximum speed, is what he meant.

    You could try using power line adapters, it should improve quite a lot.

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