For those who bought a new macbook retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrmarts, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    Hey all

    For those of you like me who bought a new macbook pro retina are you feeling guiltly about not waiting for the 802.11ac protocol to kick in.

    I know for me i have Netgear router modem at home provided to me by my cable company they just updated it and it still supports the older 802.11n protocol. So as there is nothing in my house atm that runs the new standard i.e. TV, Playstation 3, iMac etc.

    One more thing how much life can expect from the 802.11n protocol, as i make a slow transition waiting for the ps4, a new iMac in a couple years time etc.
     
  2. Vctr macrumors regular

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    Let me ask you an honest question. Do you feel the speeds you get from 802.11n are too slow? The bottleneck for me is the fact that my Internet Provider isn't pumping fast enough speeds through the pipes rather than my laptop not receiving it fast enough.

    Sure it would be nice to have 802.11ac ... but it won't make much of a difference in real world performance for me.
     
  3. Elven macrumors 6502a

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  4. jimmyz80 macrumors member

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    I can get an honest to goodness 108Mbps through my N equipment (tested, not just some indicator), so for most cases my wireless is faster than 100Mbps wired. Gigabit wired is a different story, but it's rare that I need to copy enough data to make Gigabit necessary. Yeah it would be nice to have, but I'm not worried about not having it.
     
  5. jburns macrumors regular

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    As someone who, in the mid 1980s, paid $12.95 per hour to access Compu-serve at 300 baud I am not concerned at all.
     
  6. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    For backups it's definitely noticeable. I always do those over ethernet, as they'd take at least twice as long over WiFi. And since the new MacBook Pro is an SSD, I'd prefer to be able to keep a NAS drive mounted at all times and get at least near-internal speeds. Of course, that technology is years away from being stable so it's not worth waiting for. Until then, 802.11n is definitely fast enough for wireless, and everything that needs faster speeds I just do wired.
     
  7. mrmarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just tested my wi fi speed performance I get 50mps on my macbook pro retina
     

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