Super Basic Wireless ac Question

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  1. toypadlock macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm not sure if this is true or not, but I've seen it often repeated on the internet that as soon as a g device connects to an n router, every device on the network is only getting a g speed connection.

    Firstly, is that true? Secondly, will it be true with the new ac base stations Apple have brought out? Should I keep everything but my new MacBook Air off my ac network and on my n one?

    Apologies if this is obvious or is just idiocy.
     
  2. Weaselboy, Jun 12, 2013
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    It was true with older routers. But newer routers use simultaneous dual band radios to avoid this problem.

    Even the previous gen. Apple routers had simultaneous dual band, so you will be fine.
     
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