Does dual band wi-fi make a big difference?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by R.Youden, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    I've seen all of the blurb on the Apple website about the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz dual band WiFi. I guess my question is how much of a difference does it make?

    I am looking at upgrading my network, both of my computers are dual band compatible but I have an older Airport Express which allows 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz but not both. One option is to get some of the mains ethernet adaptors but I like the sound of the new Airport Express.

    I transfer a lot of large files from my laptop to a mac mini server.

    Will I see a big increase in performance?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Giuly, Jan 31, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013

    Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    The new AirPort Express is as fast, at least if you're so far away that it connects you to the 2.4GHz band. If you want something faster, you need a router with more spatial streams like the Linksys EA3500.
     

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