DSL Modem and Airport Express

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rickcrna, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. rickcrna macrumors newbie

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    My internet DSL service is provided by CenturyLink and I've been using their combo modem/router for several years for my home wi-fi. Recently, I've upgraded my speed to 20Mbs/sec and when I use speedtest.net, the best I can achieve on my MacBook Pro 2007 is generally between 10-12Mbs/sec. Lately, I've been thinking perhaps I need to upgrade my modem/router (Actiontec PK5000) since it's dependent on older and slower "g" technology in favor of something newer using "n" capabilities and would be faster.

    I am assuming that simply using Ethernet to connect an airport express to my current modem/router would not yield benefits.

    Any suggestions on a new DSL modem/router set-up?

    Thanks
    Rick
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    Perhaps. Easiest way to tell is to plug a computer into your current modem/router's Ethernet port and run speedtest from there. If you get significantly faster results than via Wifi, simply connecting an AExp should give you an improvement.
     

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