What's your AEBS wireless-N throughput?

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  1. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    Just out of curiosity, what kind of speeds are you getting while copying files over wireless-N?

    Initially, I was only getting up to 1MB (8mbit) per second, though, after disabling the "use wide channels" option, I'm up to a peak of about 8MB (64mbit) per second, with an average of 7MB. Good enough to stream movies, etc, to my ATV without lag, but was honestly hoping for better.
     

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  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    I get about that too, on an express, located in the same room.
    typically between 6 an 8 MB a second
    Looking around online, that's about what to expect.
     
  3. ddoonie macrumors regular

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    You were getting 8MB wirelessly? That looks wired in ur screenshot. What is your average signal/noise/transmit rate?

    I have been trying to maximize my connection/transfer rate but with no luck! Most i have gotten is about 2MB/s, but i see you disabled wide channels. I'm going to have to try that later. Any other suggestions?
     
  4. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In manual setup, aside from disabling wide channels, I have it set to "802.11n only", transmit power at 100% and multicast rate at 24mbps. I also ditched my 5.8Ghz cordless phone for a DECT 6.0, just in case.

    I should mention that my Mac Pro/AEBS and ATV are only a room apart

    Signal: -66 (uhhh, negative??)
    Noise: -90
    Rate: peaks at about 250+/-

    What's your S/N/R?


    EDIT:

    Now, I changed the AEBS back to use "wide channels" and the speed stayed about the same. I don't know what exactly made the difference.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Signal and Noise is logarithmic which is why it's negative.

    My connection speed is around 6MB/s down and 3MB/s up topped.

    I'm getting these rates from around the house.
     
  6. ddoonie macrumors regular

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    What are you measuring this with, transferring to/from another computer on the network? I tried measuring with an airdisk, and it is horrendous for me, around 1MB/second

    Channel 40
    Signal -60
    Noise -93
    TX rate on average 54!

    Any suggestions? It obviously is not the noise... even at 54Mbit/second, thats should be a theoretical 6MB and a bit. Is it that the airdisk, is THAT dismal in speed? I have a DNS 323 on the way, and will connect via ethernet, and compare speeds then...




     
  7. PLin macrumors 6502

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    I'm using 5GHz with wide channels turned on, and I can up to 10MB/s when I'm within about 5 or 6 feet from the base. However, the speed drops off pretty quickly if you move away from the base. I haven't tried playing with the Multicast rate. I'm not sure what that does.
     
  8. Kittychan macrumors regular

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    I never get up to 8 !!! Average is 6mb when transfering files from one computer to another.. My imac is maybe just 1 meter away from the AEBS and AppleTv just sits next to the AEBS.. Everything is in the same room .....

    I wonder why..... especially when I stream a movie to my AppleTv using ATVfiles, it only transmits 120kb/sec on average... This is weird !!!
     
  9. KWoolley116 macrumors newbie

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    How do you go about checking to see what your transmitting?
     
  10. Kittychan macrumors regular

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    I run appletv and then I use istats to check the wireless rate !!!
     

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