Maximun transfer speed over wifi (mbp 2011)

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  1. WaterW0lf macrumors newbie

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    I have the new MBP 2011.

    What is the real/maximum speed of wifi transfer with it? And what router should I get to maximize the bandwidth?

    I have a Wndr3700, but the 2,4GHZ band is dead, So I cant test it with it at the moment.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The maximum speed is whatever the maximum speed of the 802.11 version your network is running (a/b/g/n).
     
  3. WaterW0lf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im very much aware of that. I have a wndr3700, a N router, and d dir615 also a N router. But I have never got speeds over 7mb with my MBP. Should I not atleast get 10-12 mb/sek? Im talking megabyte per sec, not megabit. Just want to know what speed other gets.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why would it matter what other people get? It's dependent on your ISP connection as well, which is different from person to person.
     
  5. WaterW0lf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im talking about internal speed, in the lan. Not wan speed. :)
     
  6. PUMMYUK macrumors member

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    I have had, according to the iStat Nano 25mb/s.

    If that is Bits or Bytes, I am not sure.
     
  7. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    Do you have line of sight? How close are you to the router? Lots of things affect "real" speeds/throughput.
     
  8. PUMMYUK macrumors member

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    I was sitting about 6 feet away from the router.

    Routher is an AEBS running on 5Ghz N std wifi
     
  9. WaterW0lf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sitting right behind it. I can even touch it.

    I know those who get speeds up to 16-17mb / sec. Megabyte per sec... I I cant get near of that, wireless...
     
  10. sunnyd76 macrumors newbie

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    Waterwolf,

    i've got the same problem as you. I've just set up a windows 2008 server based box connected via giga ethernet to my n-router (Netgear CG3101D) which can supposedly chuck out 100MB/sec over gigabit ethernet (will confirm tonight). My 2011 MBP 17", sat 2m away can only seem to download at between 5-7mb/sec. Not very useful imho at these speeds. Considering Virgin is now offering this router with their new 100mb, I hope that the limiting factor here isn't their router... I have previously run a linksys wrt610n with custom firmware and got similar throughput (maxed at 6mb/sec) but that was when transferring from wifi laptop to wifi laptop, not ethernet to wifi (which should be noticeably faster afaik?)

    Anyone else got anything to add? There must be something we can do to boost speeds, surely we should expect 20mb/sec from wireless-n??!

    Sunil
     
  11. Bossieman macrumors newbie

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    This is what I have at the moment and its standard. I have a 17" 2011 MBP and a Timecapsule.
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  12. sunnyd76 macrumors newbie

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    Cheers for info Bossieman

    How does your MBP connect to timecapsule? Is it dual/triple band (e.g. connects via 2.4Ghz & 5.0GHz simultaneously?)
     
  13. Bossieman macrumors newbie

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    Im not sure, found this
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  14. sunnyd76 macrumors newbie

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    Hmm.. Not sure myself in that case. Looks like it could be dual band
     

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