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Benz63amg

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Can someone please take a look at the screenshots, are all settings properly configured? my brother mistakely logged in to my Airport utility app and he thinks he might have played with the settings and i want to make sure my router is properly set up. I checked channel selection and its set to Automatic for both 2.4 and 5ghz.
 

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satcomer

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Neither this picture show your wireless rates! You should have listed the wireless setup page with external IP blocked from view! This way we see if set the correct N channels!

Plus on you Mac press the Option key and click the wi-fi symbol in Finder menu to see your Mac’s connection speed to your Mac Airport card in detail!
 

Benz63amg

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Neither this picture show your wireless rates! You should have listed the wireless setup page with external IP blocked from view! This way we see if set the correct N channels!

Plus on you Mac press the Option key and click the wi-fi symbol in Finder menu to see your Mac’s connection speed to your Mac Airport card in detail!
I attached additional screens, Thanks i greatly appreciate it
 

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satcomer

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You don’t have to post just tells us by my suggestion on your Mac option key clicking the wi-fi symbol will give you the channels and speed your Mac is receiving!

I’m convinced that you won’t get true 5ghz speeds unless your 5ghz channels are in hundreds range!
 

Benz63amg

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You don’t have to post just tells us by my suggestion on your Mac option key clicking the wi-fi symbol will give you the channels and speed your Mac is receiving!

I’m convinced that you won’t get true 5ghz speeds unless your 5ghz channels are in hundreds range!

Its showing, Channel: 11(2.4 Ghz, 20 Mhz), RSSI: -50 dBm, Noise: -100dBm, Tx Rate 216 Mbps, Phy Mode: 802.11n, MCS Index: 23

Can you please also look at the screenshots i posted above and let me know if all the settings are what they should be, My brother messed around in the AirPort utility app and i now have anxiety that he might played around with the settings. Does it look like everything is configured the way it should be from the screenshots i posted?

By the way, ever since i got my AirPort Extreme (AC Model) several years back, I Never connected my devices to the 5GHz network because i don't like the range 5Ghz provided from the AirPort Extreme, If i was to DISABLE 5ghz Mode(Is that even possible), will the 2.4 Ghz mode give out a stronger output or it won't make any difference and i should just leave 5ghz mode enabled?
 

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Sense you using the 2.4. Network then go into you extreme and change the channel manually to 7 or something along that line! I say this because the 2.4 network is usually saturated through the years.
 

Benz63amg

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Sense you using the 2.4. Network then go into you extreme and change the channel manually to 7 or something along that line! I say this because the 2.4 network is usually saturated through the years.
Isn't the Airport Extreme supposed to use the least saturated channel automatically since thats what i have it set to ? (Automatic)
 

satcomer

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Isn't the Airport Extreme supposed to use the least saturated channel automatically since thats what i have it set to ? (Automatic)

In my experience I think NO! That why I tell people to use the Hu dress range to get the queasiest 5GHz speeds nd the latest wi-Fi advertise speeds!

see if you can manually choose the 5Ghz channel choose channel 132 to see if you get good speeds!
 
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Benz63amg

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In my experience I think NO! That why I tell people to use the Hu dress range to get the queasiest 5GHz speeds nd the latest wi-Fi advertise speeds!

see if you can manually choose the 5Ghz channel choose channel 132 to see if you get good speeds!
I will try a different channel then, Are all the IPV6 settings and general router settings properly set in all my screenshots that I posted above? Can you please take a look at the screenshots and let me know? The mode is set to IPV6 Native
 

satcomer

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I will try a different channel then, Are all the IPV6 settings and general router settings properly set in all my screenshots that I posted above? Can you please take a look at the screenshots and let me know? The mode is set to IPV6 Native

If your ISP runs IPv6 then setup with IPv6 but if it isn’t it will screwup your router trying to run both IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time will just eat up processing cycles!
 

Benz63amg

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If your ISP runs IPv6 then setup with IPv6 but if it isn’t it will screwup your router trying to run both IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time will just eat up processing cycles!
I have no idea if my isp runs IPv6, I have optimum cable internet with a cable dhcp modem in New York. Is my router not set up properly?
 

Benz63amg

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Check your your ISP web page and see I they run IPv6!
So I tried your suggestion with changing the WiFi broadcast channel between 1, 6 and 11 and they all yielded similar speed results so that has nothing to do with anything. The main reason I created this thread is if someone could take a look at my settings screenshots to make sure everything is configured properly
 
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