New 802.11 ac wifi specs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PVT, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. PVT macrumors newbie

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    I am planning to buy the new Airport Time Capsule with new 802.11 ac wifi. Wonder how it will cope with rMBP with 802.11 n.

    Any tips on whether to go ahead and buy this new time capsule?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    802.11n devices will only run at 802.11n speeds. If you need a new wireless base, the new AirPort Extreme is a godo idea so you have 802.11ac available for future purchases.

    If you already have an 802.11n setup, it may not be worth replace your current wireless base yet.
     
  3. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    802.11ad is suppose to come out next year. Chances are Apple may update their Airport extreme again then. If you can hold off until next year I would wait. 802.11ad I believe will allow for 2.4/5/ and 60Ghz frequencies. 802.11ac only works on 5Ghz. The 60Ghz is only ideal for being in the same room but the throughput for 802.11ad is up to 7Gbps :D

    Cheers, James
     
  4. PVT thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have any wifi setup yet and planning to have one with new Airport extreme.
    I heard that the current rMBP with 802.11n will not have any benefit with new time capsule as it would be for new MBA with 802.11 ac. Is my understanding correct?
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    If you don't have any WiFi base, you may as well get the latest AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to allow for future gear you buy.
     

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