wifi setup with two Airport Expresses

chuchichan2524

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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...
 

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.
 

QuarterSwede

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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.
Right on. Unfortunately dual-band routers are the most expensive.
 

chuchichan2524

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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?
 

newdeal

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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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