Slow Network Issue...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by theBigD23, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. theBigD23 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
    I have a slow network issue. I'll try to make it as simple as possible.

    1 MacBook Pro
    1 Airport Extreme
    1 Airport Express to Extend the Network

    The network to my living room was slow, so I added the Express to extend the network. When connected through the Express, with a Time Machine backup, I'm getting about 500K/sec transfer speeds. When I move the laptop away from the Express and close to the Extreme, the network works much faster, about 5MB/sec. I don't understand why the network is so much slower when using the Airport Express as a network extender. Is the speed difference normally that much? If it's not supposed to be, is there anything I can do? Thanks!
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What are the settings of the AirPort Express? Which band does it use, 2.4GHz or 5GHz, and does it support 802.11n?
  3. theBigD23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
    The slowness is with the MacBook Pro with is using 5GHZ network/N. The Airport Express is brand new and is the N version.

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