networking problem with new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jesusplay, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Location:
    SOUTH
    #1
    new question

    my internet connection is 14.0 Mbps.

    if i got a wires G router which has data transfer speed to 54 Mbps(or should i get wireless n?)

    i wouldnt notice a differnce in my internet speed?

    and does iMac support mimo?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #2
    Correct.

    Wired connections (especially when all devices are gigabit) are faster and more reliable than wireless.

    The fastest wireless standard is n, followed by g, a, and b.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #3
    Ethernet has my preference with 802.11n following it.
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #4
    This is true. But wireless is so much more convenient (I hate wires). Either way the higher the letter the faster the speed for wireless. So N is the fastest you can do, though G routers are probably a bit cheaper (and pretty darn fast too).
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #5
    Not entirely true. 802.11b is the slowest at 11 mbps, while A and G are both 54 mbps (with A running at the 5 GHz spectrum and G at 2.4 GHz), and of course N is capable of speeds above 100 mbps.
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #6
    Just for once let it slide :D, who uses A/B anymore anyway?
     
  7. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Location:
    Michigan
    #7
    Who has that kind of internet connection at that speed anyway? I have wireless going on my iMac as I have a wired connection on the other side of the house.
     
  8. jesusplay thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Location:
    SOUTH
    #8

    my internet connection is 14.0 Mbps.

    if i got a wires G router which has data transfer speed to 54 Mbps

    i wouldnt notice a differnce in my internet speed?

    and does iMac support mimo?
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #9
    Assuming you're close to your base station and experiencing minimal interference, then yes. Although as you put more distance between yourself and the base station, that 54 mbps speed will drop substantially. Also, interference from devices operating at 2.4 GHz (microwaves, portable phones, etc.) and neighboring base stations on the same channel will reduce your speeds.

    For draft-n yes, but not for former technologies.
     
  10. jesusplay thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Location:
    SOUTH
    #10

    do you knwo any goodwireless n routers? im aim towards belkin n1 or the n
     
  11. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Location:
    Michigan
    #11
    I'm using the Linksys WRT54GL b/g router. I'm sure it will be fine for your needs and you probably don't need a router with n right now. You missed the chance for the rebates a few months ago from Newegg for the router but now it's a little over $60 with free shipping. I'm sure you would get an improvement with an n router but they tend to be on the more expensive side. Probably at least twice the price of the b/g routers.

    You do need to make sure you don't have any 2.4 GHz phones around or it will interfere.
     

Share This Page