Will I see an improvement at all?

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

  1. tw0k1ngs macrumors newbie

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    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

    swiftaw

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

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    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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