Please help with Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kmarketing, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    Mar 26, 2004
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    Hi,

    Please forgive my lack of knowledge on this, and I've tried searching for this info as well...

    I have an Airport Extreme Wireless N Network that I am using.

    I'm not sure if I remember correctly, but if I connect a wireless g device to it, will the network use the slower speed?

    To be specific, I have to connect an older T-Mobile Hotspot@Home Wireless G Router that I have never opened (finally need the home number service). I'm concerned that because of the wireless G, my network will run at G speeds, at not N.

    Is that correct? How can I fix this to make sure that everything is at the proper/fastest speeds?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. XandeR803 macrumors member

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    Jul 25, 2008
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    Which version of the airport extreme do you have? I believe everything after the 3rd generation (2009) can do simultaneous dual band, meaning it can broadcast both g and n networks at the same time. Anything before that could only do one network at a time.
     
  3. kmarketing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mar 26, 2004
    #3
    Hi,

    I believe I have the 2nd gen. Would the only option be to get the newer version?

    Thanks!
     

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