Airport speed limit?

Soundburst

macrumors 6502a
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Oct 4, 2006
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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
 

Soundburst

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 4, 2006
691
20
You will never get full speed over a wireless bridge, as you seem to have set up.
In Airport Utility I have one set to Create, and the other set to Extend. Those are the only real options there :S
 
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hafr

macrumors 68030
Sep 21, 2011
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In Airport Utility I have one set to Create, and the other set to Extend. Those are the only real options there :S
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.