Will I see an improvement at all?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tw0k1ngs, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. tw0k1ngs macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2007
    I have a basic Cox Cable package for my internet providence, and I was wondering if I am milking the most out of my bandwidth by just using the standard 802.11G d-link router we have, or if I will see an improvement if I were to get the Extreme base station and use the 802.11n... even though I only have a basic cable package.

    Is this 802.11n 5x performance increase only seen by large businesses with incredible D/U speeds already, that were strictly being limited by their 802.11g standard?
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    802.11g is faster than your cable speed, so you wont notice any improvement by upgrading to 802.11n
  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Basic cable? What's speed is that rated at?

    Wireless G is 54Mb/s (which actually works out at closer to 20Mb/s in real life). No cable connection comes close.

    Wireless G and N is for transferring files within a local network. You would notice a difference if you were copying files between computers, but for surfing, the bottleneck is in the tube connecting you to the internets.

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