Extreme Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Glideslope, May 16, 2016.

  1. Glideslope Suspended

    Glideslope

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    Location:
    NY
    #1
    Good Afternoon,



    I have a question looking for opinions on. I currently have the 802.11n Extreme that does 2.4 and 5 GHz. It has been on Time Warner at 15mbps down for a very long time. It has 10 devices that connect in the home. Only one is 802.11a. They are all Apple Devices. Macs, iPhones, iPads, ATV, etc....

    I am going to be upgrading to 50mbps down June 1st due to increasing lag. I will be using a new Motorola MB7420 Modem. I do not anticipate adding any devices that use 802.11a until the fall.

    Would I see any benefit by purchasing a new 802.11a Extreme at the time of upgrade? Are there any benefits to the newer Extreme as far as utilizing the 16 down channels on the MB7420? Should I simply keep my older Extreme until Oct/Nov?


    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. pjfan macrumors regular

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    Columbus OH
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    Do you have any low signal or dropped connections in your house, yard, or garage? If not, then you'll be fine.

    IEEE 802.11ac offers great capability, but I doubt you'll see the realistic benefit unless you're currently having signal issues. So, I would upgrade TWC, see how it works... I suspect you'll see the benefit of better broadband, and later you can grab a newer or refurb extreme or time capsule when you upgrade your edge devices.
     
  3. Glideslope thread starter Suspended

    Glideslope

    Joined:
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    NY
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    Thanks for the response. Just increasing lag. I'm going to wait and see if anything new arrives at WWDC for Airport.

    Have a great day. :apple:
     

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