Do 802.11 "b/g"devicess still slow down modern routers?

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  1. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    My old Kindle uses wireless b/g standard. My router is the 4th generation AirPort Extreme with current firmware. If it connects will it slow all devices down to the g standard instead of n?

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  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    4th gen Extreme has separate radios/antennae for 2.4GHz (b/g) and 5GHz (a/n) so it shouldn't be the case, if you can keep your n-devices on the 5GHz band.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That router supports what is called "simultaneous dual band" and will not slow down in your scenario. Older routers without that feature would have slowed when the 2.4 b stuff jumped on for example.
     

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