nMP owners - what 802.11AC Router/AP are you using and how fast is it?

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  1. hualon macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Mac Pro 6,1 6C 1TB D500
    • Connection Type: Wireless 802.11AC
    • Access Point: Airport Extreme AC
    • Average xfer: 30-35MBps
    • Peak xfer: 45MBps

    I have three Airport Extreme AC routers in my house - two are in AP mode and one is a router/AP.

    APX1: router (main floor)
    APX2: AP mode, wired (basement)
    APX3: AP mode, wireless bridged (third floor)

    Internet--->APX1 ---wired---> APX2 ))) wireless )))> APX3

    My nMP and 15" 2013 rMBP are connected via 802.11AC to the network and I'm able to get an average of 30-35MBps or so off of my NAS which is great but I wonder if I can do better. I have read great things about the Netgear R7000 and I was wondering what kind of performance increase I might see by replacing my Airport Extremes with the R7000?

    I should say that the 30-35MBps isn't peak. The highest I've seen is around 45MBps.
  2. joelypolly macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2003
    Melbourne & Shanghai
    I have had some issues with my nMP and the Netgear 6300v2 as it would only connect using 5Ghz a instead of n or ac which is really annoying. I have to say the Netgear has a pretty crappy management interface as well.

    Personally I am going to get another Apple AC capable router as they have always been quite solid
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Asus AC-RT68.

    It's fast.

    Faster than the Apple Airport Extreme with wireless AC.

    It's not as fast as Gigabit Ethernet.

    It's good enough. I don't want to run a 200-foot cord.

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