Apple extreme wireless

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by oldmanmax, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. oldmanmax macrumors member

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    Does a wireless router fluctuate in speed Mbps, one minute I get 24 mbps and then it slows to 5 or 6.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Could there be other wireless networks nearby using the same channels as you are?
    Thus, resulting in interference?

    You can check this with the utility "iStumbler".
    I believe there are some others than can show you the same information.

    Also:
    If you are having problems while connected at 2.4ghz, have you tried switching over to 5ghz?
    Or, vice versa?
     
  3. oldmanmax thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks will check out.
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    Thanks, will check it out.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Are there other wifi devices using your router?

    The max quoted speed is shared between them so other devices will have an effect. If you want or need maximum bandwidth then a cable is always the best bet.
     

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