how fast is 802n ?

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  1. 00bolt macrumors member

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    i have ATT DSL. I am currently on the 5 Mbps download speed plan. I can upgrade to the 6Mbps for only like $5 more a month and was thinking about doing so.

    Im using Airport Express and a Macbook. Im just wondering at what point would I be wasting money because of the 802n??
     
  2. txnoob macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if there's some other limiting factor, but I have the ATT 3.0Mbps and my wireless N network is able to download at 280-320Kbps. I've seen speeds up to 370K but rarely. I think the higher bandwidth is really meant for more computers to be able to sustain maximum download speeds. I don't think an individual computer is going to get much faster going from 3 to 5 to 6Mbps.

    I could be wrong.
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

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    There is no such thing as 802n. The IEEE 802 set of standards contains a subset standard called the 802.11n. Definitely not a 802n though.
     
  4. aidricksdad macrumors regular

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    COME ON YOU KNOW WHAT HE IS ASKING WHY DO YOU HAVE TO DO THAT....
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 601

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    If you're not accessing any local devices, then 802.11g is fast enough. On a perfect connection (excellent signal), you're likely to get around 20-30 Mb throughput.
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

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    I know what he was trying to ask, but what he was actually asking about was 802n which doesn't exist. I corrected him so that he would know the proper terminology and be informed about what he was inquiring about.
     
  7. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    remember there is a difference between Mb (megabit) and MB (megabyte).

    6Mb = .75 MB

    I regularly get 6 to 10 MB (48 to 80 Mb) on my N connection when sharing files entirely on my network (or should i say 802.11N so as not to confuse anyone) so there is plenty of overhead there to handle the internet connection.

    a quick look online showed even 802.11G has a typical throughput of 22 Mb so that would also easily cover your internet connection speed.
     

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