Link Speed: 130Mb over 802.11n

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  1. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    Currently, that's what Network Utility is showing me. It was at 300 Mb earlier today. Any idea why it changed?
     
  2. MGLXP macrumors regular

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    Are you still using the 5GHz mode? 802.11n has a link speed of 300Mbps at 5GHz, and has a link speed of 130Mbps at 2.4GHz.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    this would be because u are using both 802.11n AND 802.11g. if you only need 802.11n (and you have no other older 802/11g wireless computers) u can just turn on the 802.11n capabilities of the router and have about 300mbps
     
  4. MGLXP macrumors regular

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    On the Airport Extreme, you can be in 802.11n only mode and still have a 130Mbps link if you're still in 2.4GHz mode. For 300Mbps link, you must be in 5GHz mode.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ok so all he has to do is have 5ghz mode only then. simple :)
     
  6. MGLXP macrumors regular

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    Yup...that's what I was trying to say in my long-winded way:).
     

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