Wireless N with mixed devices?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wickedking94, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. wickedking94 macrumors 6502

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    I'm considering buying a wireless N router but i'm curious of one thing:
    I have a macbook pro with wireless N, but another computer in my house is only wireless G. If were both connected at the same time will my macbook still get the full speed of wireless N, or will having a wireless G connected slow it down to G speeds?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The g will slow it down unless you get a simultaneous dual-band router like the Airport Extreme Base Station.
     
  3. wickedking94 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How bad will it slow down though? will the N connection still be faster than if i was connecting using G? The reason i want to know is because i can get a single band router for 34$ and a dual band is around 50-70$. Would a wireless router with two antennas work?
     
  4. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    I believe flopticalcube is correct that you will need an actual dual band router.
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    It will be slower but not as slow as the g. If all you are doing is connecting to the internet then it won't make a difference anyhow.
     

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