DSL Modem and Airport Express

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

  1. rickcrna macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2013
    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?

  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    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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