Using older Time Capsule (802.11n) to extend wifi network

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Applechunckin, May 9, 2018.

  1. Applechunckin macrumors newbie

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    Dec 3, 2012
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    Would it create a bottleneck in speeds in using an older Time Capsule that has 802.11n to extend my wifi network where my current Time Capsule is 802.11 a/c as well as all my devices?

    Would there be a way to set up the old time capsule in a way that amplifies my network without causing a speed reduction?
     
  2. silber macrumors newbie

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    Nov 23, 2009
    #2
    Depending on the workload, yes, you will see reduced speeds using the 802.11n access point. I would not recommend "network extenders" of any kind in 2018--either hardwire downstream access points to the LAN using the same SSID (but different channels) *OR* buy mesh access points to ensure adequate coverage.
     

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