Can I use wirelss n with our iMacs and iPhone?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by needthephone, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. needthephone macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2006
    I need to extend the range of my wirelss network so I can pick up wifi in our bedroom (so I can use my iPhone).

    If I switched to wireless n will they work with our two iMacs? One is brand new the other 3 years old.

    Will my iPhone work???
  2. Lordedmond macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    Tilchestune UK
  3. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    n is faster, but does not reach as far as g signals. The iPhone does not work with n signals.
  4. mat4020 macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2007
    Zhuhai, China
    Not sure where you got your information, but everything I have read says that wireless n has about 3 times the range of g. See the wiki article.

    To the OP, get the new simultaneous dual-band airport extreme.
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    I have a dedicated G and dedicated N 5.0ghz network.

    iPhone so far is G only.
  6. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    yeah i had the same dilemma.

    we have a PS3 in the house, and my iPhone.

    so i ran a linksys wireless G 2.4GHz network, and had airport express connected to one of it's LAN ports.... then set the airport express to send only 802.11n out at 5GHz.

    after all this i found out we were downgraded with a new bundle to 1.5MB/s internet...

    sooo i was getting the same speed from the linksys 802.11g as i was plugged directly in via ethernet.

    made no sense to run both.
  7. MrSEC macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2008
    N has a MUCH stronger signal.

Share This Page