MBP and Airport Extreme wireless speeds question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by exiag335, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. exiag335 macrumors member

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    Jan 9, 2009
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    Hello

    How much speed loss will there be if I use a Airport Extreme for connecting to the internet vs having a direct lan cable to the modem?

    I will use the internet for downing loading of movies and music from iTunes, and playing online games such as WOW.
    My connection is a VSDL with up to 100Mbps.
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    May 27, 2008
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    a good wireless connection is typically faster than most home internet connections. the only bottleneck you see is with file transfers within your network.

    I have 2 networks, a 5ghz N with wide channels, and a B/G network. The 5ghz signal gets killed by walls, there are places in my house, that are closer to the N base, that get a faster signal off the B/G network. It can also be affected by the construction of your house.

    So if you have an N base on the other side of the house, it could actually slow you down, but normally you'll be ok.

    Even wireless G is faster than most connections. so you should be ok with that if you have range issues with the N.
     

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