Time Capsule connection speeds - question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Allenbf, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Allenbf macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so my previous gear was a 2 year old Linksys wireless N router, my home Dell PC, and two HP laptops. My ISP plan provides 10 Mbps d/l speeds.

    Before, our typical connection speeds to the router averaged 54 Mbps. Not stellar I guess but it worked fine.

    Last week I bought a Mac and a 2TB Time Capsule. (Love both, btw!) So last night I connected the HP laptops to the wifi network and they showed 300 Mbps speeds!

    How the hell? I'm not complaining, but why can I connect to the TC at 300 Mbps, and the Linksys was only 54 Mbps on average? For comparison, this was at our normal distances from the router.

    Thanks. I'm no expert on routers or wifi networks.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I'm guessing the TC has 802.11n 5GHZ wideband and the older Linksys does not.
     
  3. Allenbf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah ok, could be. Like I said, I don't know much about networks. But that makes sense. Either way, I know it's a good thing
     

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