Skype and 5GHz WIFI ... work awful

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by albertuan, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. albertuan macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    Hi all,

    I'm new of the forum. I have searched by this issue but I do not found any other with the problem.

    First of all the network configuration:
    - Airport Exreme 001 create the network (but is quite far away and there are some huge wall between the two Airport Exreme).
    - Airport Exreme 002 expand the network (with a very good overlap)

    Q1) I cannot find the way to expand both network create by Airport Extreme 001 (the 2.4 and 5 GHz). Is it possible or i have to by the 3rd AP ?

    Q2) If i set the Airport Exreme 002 to expand the 5GHz network all looks fine. When I try to use skype is a disaster ! (really all time critical apps fall). Otherwise if I extend the 2.4GHz network oll works fine.

    So ... someone is using Skype (in iPod Touch) in 5Ghz network ? Does it Work fine ?

    ... please excuse me for my horrible english writing ... as you should had understood it is not my mother tongue
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    2.4GHz = longer range, but sllower speed
    5.0GHz = shorter range, but higher speed

    So if you are having reception problems, set 2.4GHz. And probably change your wifi antenna channel.

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