Best way to split N and G bands

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by s.m.t., Feb 20, 2012.

  1. s.m.t. macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2010
    I have a Time Capsule (1st gen) and currently running in 2.4 N (B/G compat mode). I want to split the G devices out so they don't slow down the N devices. Would it be better to replace the Time Capsule with a new dual band version, or just buy an Airport Express or Extreme. I would like to have both show up as one SSID, but at the very least I want both to operate as a single VLAN network...

    What's the better way to go?
  2. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    I have a linksys duel band and it works great. The 5 ghz frequency and the 2.4 frequency are separate connections and there is a third called a guest network that you can enable.

    you can restrict wireless g or n or have both on the same frequency.

    my whole house including the wireless printer is on the 2.4 ghz frequency which is both n and g. the 5 ghz frequency is n only and im the only one on it hehe.

    I dont know how to make it 1 ssid though. the networks show up as 2 different names so you know what your connecting too.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Current gen extreme or tc will do what u want with ease
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    For both to show as one SSID, your best approach is to get a new dual-band base like the new AirportExtreme Base.

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