Best wireless settings for 1st Gen Time Capsule?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by marklight, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. marklight macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    just wondering what the best wireless mode is for the 1st gen Time Capsule.
    Currently I have it on 802.11n (only 2.4 ghz). All of my devices are n compatible. There are a lot of other wireless networks around me. I was thinking maybe 5ghz only would be a better option but then I realized that the iphone 4 only did 2.4ghz.

    If i do 802.11n (abg compatible) will this use a mixture of 2.4 and 5ghz or am I stuck to 2.4 ghz with this as well?

    Thanks for any help. If you have any other settings tips I'd appreciate them!
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    yes, because of the iphone, you're stuck with 2.4.

    N (abg compatable) is the same thing as 2.4 N,

    But you will be faster will 2.4 N than B, so the iphone doesn't slow the entire network down as much as it would if it only was BG

    N operates at 2.4 or 5, the newer dual band units, actually have 2 distinct radios, as opposed to the older models which only have one that will do either.

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