Slow Network Issue...

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

  1. theBigD23 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,
    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

    spinnerlys

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    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

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    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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