networking questions:

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by krx, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. krx macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2009
    A coupla networking questions:

    How much will an 802.11g Airport Extreme slow down an 802.11n network?

    II have an iBookG4 that I want to use on the network. I can put it on its own ethernet cable direct from the router but obviously would be more convenient not to. My question is, can i use it via wi-fi on a 802.11n network without slowing down the entire network?

    Is my router slowing down my network? I have a Linksys BEFSR41 (v.2) router standing between my broadband modem and my Time Capsule. How much difference would I see if I were to remove the Linksys router and use the TC as the router?
  2. Scippy macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
    1. Not really sure about this.
    2. Having your iBook on the network shouldn't slow it down to much.
    3. I would guess that using the TC instead would be faster.
  3. krx thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2009
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    If your Internet speed is faster than 54mbs then it won't be slowed down.
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    If you are in N (b/g compatiable) and connect a G device, your network will drop to G speeds.
    also i believe (could be wrong) that N (not compatible) will give you faster speeds than compatible, especially if you use the "wide channels" option, but this uses 5GHz which doesn't go though walls and stuff as well, so your range might suffer.

    chances are your internet connection is slower than a G signal, so for web browsing and such you shouldn't see much of a hit.
    Your time machine backups and network file transfers are a different story though.

    the linksys probably has little to no affect on your network speeds.

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