Slow AirPort Express

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by hootansharifian, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. hootansharifian Suspended

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    Hi!
    I bought an Airport Express for almost 2 months ago, but last week I upgraded my internet from 100 to 250 mbit and I only can get around 70-80 on AirPort Express. I changed the router to the one I got from my Internet provider and now I can easily get over 230 mbit up. When I bought the AirPort Express (not from  store) the guy who helped me find it said that it can support up to 300 mbit, is it true? If yes, what am I doing wrong?

    More information:
    • My router is on my desk, 1-2 meters from my computer so it's very close
    • I have to separate lines, one for 5ghz and one for 2,4ghz however the speed is almost the same on both of them
    • I have opened to ports on the AirPort Express for my home cloud server
     
  2. Hilbert92, Mar 29, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016

    Hilbert92 macrumors member

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    The AirPort express Ethernet ports are only 10/100mbps ports. the max you will ever see through the ports is 100mbps

    You can buy a AirPort Extreme refurbished from Apple for around $129.99USD. These have all gigabit Ethernet port good up to 1000mbps
     
  3. LiveM macrumors 6502a

    LiveM

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    300 is reasonable to expect from its Wi-Fi. However that is for the local network, not Intermet access as it has to go through the ethernet port to the router.
     
  4. Hilbert92, Mar 29, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016

    Hilbert92 macrumors member

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    True. The 300mpbs internal network speed would be for file transfers between devices. But the speed coming from the ISP may be 100mbps + but you will only see 100mbps or lower due to the RJ-45 ports on the express being 10/100 ports

    Get and AirPort Extreme and call it a day.
     
  5. hootansharifian thread starter Suspended

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    Thank you guys! Yeah I'm probably gonna buy an Extreme tomorrow :)
     

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