WiFi Sync g or n??

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by mikey4020, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. mikey4020 macrumors regular

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    I have been searching around for some information on this and have so far haven't came up with any solid answer. I was wondering wether there is any speed advantage to be gained by purchasing a wireless n access point for WiFi syncing?? At the moment my router is only wireless g and whilst this is fine for general browsing on my iPad and iPhone, I find wireless syncing to be slow.
    Just wondering what people's experiences are when using a wireless n router and if it's worth buying an access point??
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I don't think it's worth the upgrade if all you're using are mobile devices (no laptops, etc...) over wireless. One of the big reasons is that the new syncing option (wired and wireless) are functional syncs. Meaning the processor commitment is very low so that you can still use your device while it is syncing. Makes it take longer, but if you plug it in overnight while sleeping the speed doesn't really matter.
     
  3. mikey4020 thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK thanks for the advice, use ethernet for the computers in the house and current WiFi set up works just fine for iPhone and iPad!!
     
  4. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    I used to sync over G.. and it sucked (Speed wise).

    Get an N router.
     
  5. mikey4020 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it seems it is faster when syncing over n?? Would be interesting to hear anyone else's opinion?
     

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