Super slow airport express -- to old?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jpcody, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. jpcody macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2008
    So I've got an Airport Express, which has treated me in a lovely manner, despite some initial hiccups. I've had it for 4 years now, and the past few days, it has started really slowing to molasses.

    For example, confirmed my suspicions that it's super slow, revealing a download speed of .84Mb/s and upload of .19Mb/s and pings at 1417ms. A secondary test was a hair speedier at 1.31Mb/s and .03Mb/s and a ping of 1917ms.

    Some troubleshooting I've tried:

    • Reset the modem
    • Reset the router
    • Test a direct connection, which was around 50x faster
    • Use iStumbler to check the channels of other networks
    • Check different channels

    Am I missing something? Has my AE just crapped out on me after our long relationship?
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

    Mar 2, 2009
    It is just old. Get an AirPort Extreme or comparable wireless router.
  3. nielsll macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2007
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Get yourself one of those new Extreme's with simultaneous dual band.
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    you could try re-flashing the firmware, and then setting it up again, might help might not, but at least you'd only be out 10 minutes of time.

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