wifi setup with two Airport Expresses

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chuchichan2524, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. chuchichan2524 macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I have a wifi network setup with two Airport Expresses. One is "n" and one is "b/g".

    After a day or so I notice that the wifi speed degrades significantly. I'm not sure what settings to play around with. Could it be the channel? In general, is there a better channel to select?

    Thanks in advace...
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    That's the problem with mixing "g" and "n" devices. The network is basically dragged down to "g" speeds.

    That's why the new AirPort Extreme has dual-band - to allow people to have two networks, one "g" and one "n" and get the full speed for "n" while keeping older "g" devices in the loop.
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    Right on. Unfortunately dual-band routers are the most expensive.
     
  4. chuchichan2524 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see, I can see that having a "b/g" AE on the network will degrade the speed, but would it also cause the speed to go down gradually?
     
  5. cderalow macrumors 6502

    cderalow

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    it would probably be related to how much use the g one actually gets
     
  6. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    set the g router to 2.4ghz and the n router to 5ghz you may get interferance between the two routers if they are both operating on the same band
     

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