Shared office internet/bridge mode speed issues

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lawtech, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. lawtech macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2015
    I recently moved into an office building that shares Comcast internet among various offices. When I setup my airport extreme it automatically set to bridge mode -- something about assigning a unique IP address.

    I get fast upload but slow download (15 mbps upload, 2 mbps download). When I plugin directly via ethernet cable there is no issue. So it's an airport extreme/wifi issue. Any fixes?
  2. lawtech thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2015
    To clarify the setup is: cable modem > main router > Airport extreme (Via ethernet)
  3. eduardrw macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2013
    your problem is most likely the WIFI connection between the AE and your computer.
    If you use a MAC, option click on the WIFI icon in the menu bar to see the connection details. (remember the real world throughput is typically less than 50% of the transmission speed)

    2.4 GHz WIFI only has 3 non overlapping channels which you share with other users around you - so you could have a crowded WIFI environment or interference from wireless phones, microwave, ....

    I use a tool called " WIFI scanner" to see whats going on in my WIFI surroundings.

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