Will Airport increase wireless download speed?

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  1. Dookieman macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I bought a POS Belkin router a few years ago that I have been using for my wireless needs in the house. I recently upgraded my Internet connection to 60 Mbps and when I am directly plugged in to the router I get around 40 Mbps. (I know most advertised speed never occur in real world tests). But on my wireless connection I max out 15ish Mbps, would upgrading to the newest Airport solve that problem?

    I have a late 2007 MBP.
     
  2. BreakGuy, Mar 12, 2012
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    BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    It's hard to say, but I'm inclined to vote no on this. If your router has the capability to pump out more Mbps than it's delivering then it's probably an environment factor contributing to the slow transfer. Upgrading is unlikely to fix this issue.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Despite the well-documented troubles Belkin equipment gives Macs, an Airport isn't going to give you marked improvement with wired bandwidth.
     
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    ^ This.

    There's no way for us to know if it's just your router or obstruction(s) affecting signal and other potential variables. Changing routers won't address the latter if that's your problem.
     
  5. Dookieman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just letting everyone know that I purchased an Airport Express and gained an addition 2 MB's in download speed.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Aka a statistically insignificant "increase."
     
  7. LFMNX macrumors regular

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    Stats would be unknown here since the starting download speed is not stated.
     
  8. hafr macrumors 68030

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    He said he maxed out at around 15 Mbps, 2 MB is 16 Mb, which means he doubled the speed. Not really insignificant...

    Yes he did.
     

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