Network Speeds for MBA users

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Silver5656, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Silver5656 macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2010
    So on my older (non unibody 2.4 mbp) i was able to transfer files from my PC to my mac at about 20-25MB/s with boosts up to 30. With my MBA i get 15-16 with boosts up to 18. Does anybody know why this is? if only apple had a usb-gigabit ethernet adapter and not just a 100
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    The USB interface is really not capable of pushing gigabit speeds.

    If you have some more details on what laptops and network connections and such we can help more.
  3. Silver5656 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2010
    i'll try and provide as much detail as possible

    router = linksys e3000 (the dual simultaneous N one) running tomato

    PC = i7 connected to router via gigabit ethernet

    my mbp is the 2.4 non unibody with N. when placed in the exact same location as my MBA it gets nearly double the speed when transfering the exact same file (lets say one of my ripped mkv's at 10GB)

    Are you getting faster transfer speeds on your MBA? Could it be a setting? I did not make any changes out of the box on my MBA and i get much slower transfer speds


    Also this is on my home network, not public

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