Is my Airport Extreme doing "N"????

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Steven Jackson, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Steven Jackson macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2006
    Lincoln, U.K.

    Below is my set-up. It works, but I'm worried that I should have done it differently to get maximum performance with my hardware. I'd really appreciate someone glancing over it and letting me know whether it seems okay.

    Cable internet connected wired to modem provided by ISP.
    Ethernet cable to Airport Extreme (the new one)

    Intel iMac Core 2 Duo (N enabled by disc included with Airport Extreme) connecting wirelessly:
    -- Radio Mode: 802.11n (802.11b/g compatible)
    -- Wireless Security: WPA/WPA2 Personal

    Airport Express (just used for Airtunes, and nothing else)
    -- Wireless Mode: Join a wireless network

    Is the Airport express slowing down my network? I want N speeds (just because I can) and don't need to worry about connecting any other devices (apart from the Airport Express) to the network.

    Any suggestions much appreciated.

  2. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Just try copying a file from a network file share.

    It is quite apparent. If you do not have a NFS then I will proceed by beginning to say "Then you do not need.... "
  3. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    For your needs N does not look necassary however it would be nice to have.

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