Fastest Wireless settings for Time Capsule and MBP penryn?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by marklight, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. marklight macrumors 6502

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    So I'm just wondering what the best wireless settings are to get the best speed between the two. I only use my MBP with my time capsule and it's the only thing using the wireless. I saw that you can set the TC to broadcast only wireless N- and there's a 2.4 and 5 ghz option I believe. I use the TC as a wireless HD and not for Time machine, so I'm just looking for the best setting- thanks for any help.
     
  2. P.B. macrumors member

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    i have the exact same question:
    my new mbp and time capsule arrived today. how can i get the best performance?
     
  3. PhotoBill macrumors newbie

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    I'd set it for Draft N ONLY 5Ghz. As long as you don't have any a/b/g devices that need to connect to it, this should give you the fastest throughput.
     
  4. prominence macrumors regular

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    You should change your signature to say "No more WINDOZE for me" instead of "Windows" :D:D:D
     
  5. err404 macrumors 68020

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    In my tests of real-world throughput from my AEBS between my MBP and wired desktop PC, I found the following:

    2.4ghz b/g/n
    50%-60% saturation of a 100mb connection to a wired machine

    5ghz N-only
    75%-85% saturation of a 100mb connection to a wired machine

    Wired
    85%-95% saturation of a 100mb connection to a wired machine

    Keep in mind your millage will vary. I live in an area that is very congested at 2.4ghz (15 or so in range WiFi routers).
    Personally I usually use 2.4ghz b/g/n for compatibility with my iPhone, but if I am doing anything intensive, like video encoding to a remote drive, I switch to 5ghz or just plug in wired.
     

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