Please help with Airport Extreme

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

  1. kmarketing macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2004

    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

    Jul 25, 2008
    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

    Mar 26, 2004

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


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