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Sir Ruben

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And if so (based on the Ipad 2 as a reference) is it likely to perform better on 5Ghz as opposed to 2.4Ghz?
 

falcora

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From what I understand, 5ghz networks are much faster, however their range is only half as good. Looking at apple's tech specs, it doesn't say if it supports 5ghz networks or not.
 
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maclook

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It's been a while, but I remember setting up my Time Capsule to the 5ghz N setting and my iPad could connect but my iPhone couldn't so I reverted back.

I don't have my iPad (one more day....) so I can't test it to make sure my memory is correct.
 
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Sir Ruben

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I have a dual band router, my iPhone connects to the 2.4 Ghz signal whilst my ATV2 connects to the 5Ghz signal. I will try it with both however Im guessing it should perform better on 5Ghz at shorter ranges.
 
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deeddawg

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Just curious -- what sort of Internet bandwidth do you have that 2.4GHz vs 5Ghz wifi performance makes a discernible difference?
 
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Sir Ruben

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Just curious -- what sort of Internet bandwidth do you have that 2.4GHz vs 5Ghz wifi performance makes a discernible difference?

23meg broadband connection, HD 5.1 content via Netflix, and also streaming media from my computer upstairs such as HD movies.
 
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psonice

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Just curious -- what sort of Internet bandwidth do you have that 2.4GHz vs 5Ghz wifi performance makes a discernible difference?

If you're only using it for internet not many people will have a connection fast enough, but this is a network - people use it for all kinds of stuff.

I'm looking to upgrade my router to a fast dual band one, and my internet is a leisurely 6Mbit. Problem is, all my backups go over wireless now, from 3 different computers - and it's getting *slow*.
 
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OSMac

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Both 5Ghz and 2.4GHz in the iPad 2 max out at 64mb/s, hopefully that will change with the new iPad...
 
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