just bought time capsule (old version) - am I getting the best out of it?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eric44, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. eric44 macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
    I've got two 24inch 3.06GHz imacs (2008) one upstairs, one downstairs.
    Time capsule is set on the 2.4Ghz mode for n,b,g and both imacs are getting around 130mbps.
    Is this as good as it gets or can I do better?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    130mbps? Whoa, that's way better than I ever get.

    That said, are all the Macs that connect to the Time Capsule 802.11n enabled? If they are, then try switching to 5 GHz N-only mode. You might see even greater speeds.
  3. Bullox macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Switch to N only 2,4Ghz. I recommend don't switch to N only 5 Ghz because this is only useful in clear line of sight between computer and TC. 2,4Ghz goes through objects better, but does have more chance of interference since it's more commonly used range.
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    Thats not a good idea, it reduces your range drastically, especially indoors if you have a few walls. However in large open spaces such as outdoors or offices it is a good idea.
  5. eric44 thread starter macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
    many thanks for that - I need to allow a rubbish work laptop to see a g frequency so I'm probably using the best option for now...

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