How to fix Airport Express slow wifi speeds

Rangerbob86

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 18, 2011
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I have cable internet advertised as 20 - 30 Mbps, and a Surfboard SB6120 modem. When I plug directly into the modem, I get around 28 Mbps and am very happy with that. When I go into the Airport Express however, it slows to around 8 Mbps. The airport express is from 2009. I have tried changing it to only 802.11n (have trieed both 2.4 and 5 ghz options), and have tried changing the channel, but nothing seems to help. Is there a way to get it back up to around 28 Mbps, or do I need a new router? Thanks!
 

Rangerbob86

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 18, 2011
5
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With everything set to automatic, I get:

PHY Mode: 802.11n
Channel: 1 (2.4 GHz)
Transmit Rate: 65

If I set it just to 5 GHz, I get:

PHY Mode: 802.11n
Channel: 161 (5 GHz)
Transmit Rate: 135
 

lemond68

macrumors newbie
Jun 9, 2013
4
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someone recommended changing your firmware on your airport express back to the 7.6.1 it worked for me (for about 1 hr for others it has been a stable fix)