Whats the MBP 802.11ac speeds?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by V4705, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. V4705 macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    I see lots of different 802.11ac router speeds out there, I'd like to get something that fits the MBP speeds, is that 300+867, 450+1300 or something else?

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


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    Jan 23, 2005
  3. V4705 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    Looks like the Air is using a 300+867 card.

    Airport Extreme is 450+1300, do you think its just for future support or they implemented it on the new macbook pros ?

    Thanks :)
  4. Quu macrumors 68030


    Apr 2, 2007
    Those results are all for the MacBook Air, here are the MacBook Pro results:


    In these results the transfer speed is displayed as MB/s not Mb/s so if we convert it the rMBP reaches 534.64Mb/s in this Apple File Transfer test. It reaches greater speeds (800Mb/s) using iPerf which means Apples file transfer protocol is probably due an update for these newer faster networking technologies.


    The reason for the low MacBook Air speed is due to it only having two Antennas. The Retina MacBook Pro and iMac which both have 802.11ac use three antennas to reach the full 1300 specification however real world use is obviously going to be lower.
  5. V4705 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    Still, 12MB/s is a very nice boost.
    Thanks for the info! :) I'll get a 1300 router then.

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