MBP and Airport Extreme wireless speeds question

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

  1. exiag335 macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2009

    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

    May 27, 2008
    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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