Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 1:50 PM (in response to IpadinParadise)
G wireless is faster than the fastest adsl connection if it is working properly. Upgrading to N wireless will not assist at all if that is the case.
In your MBP go to the airport fan on the top and click it whilst holding down the option key.
That will give you a lot more info about the connection and its link speed.
You can just tell us what you find for Transmit Rate.
If that is high enough then your ISP connection is too slow to get any improvement I would say.
You may as well just use external hard disk for backup.. it is cheaper and faster and easier.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 2:57 PM (in response to LaPastenague)
I have a Westell 7500 modem/router. I checked the info on the Airport fan icon and it shows PHY is 802.11 g and Transmit Rate is 54. I also know that the service rate that I pay for is 1.5 mbps. Please let me know if you need more info, dont know how to do or post a screen shot. Also does this tell you if a TC would be of any benefit to me?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:35 PM (in response to IpadinParadise)
I checked the info on the Airport fan icon and it shows PHY is 802.11 g and Transmit Rate is 54.
That tells me the Westell wireless is working absolutely top notch on the Mac.
I also know that the service rate that I pay for is 1.5 mbps.
This is why the youtube is slow.. or any streaming media. That is too slow. You need to pay for a faster connection. But I cannot tell you the top speed unless you know how to connect to your modem and access the line stats. What I need is the downstream attenuation.
The method from another website is as follows.
2. Select the "Home" tab. Under Quick Links, select "Show more information about my internet connection".
3. From this screen you can see:
- The connection rate
- WAN IP address
- DNS server
- VPI and VCI
4. To view more details select the "Advanced" tab. Select "Diagnostics". Select "Network Statistics". Select "DSL Transceiver".
- Training Rate
- Noise Margin
This last bit.. attenuation is the key.. copy and paste me that value and I can give you a good idea of what speed you can expect from your adsl.
Also does this tell you if a TC would be of any benefit to me?
The TC is of no benefit.. your max download speed on adsl is 1.5mbps.. your current wireless speed is 54mbps (although real world is about 20mbps) increasing it to 150mbps or even 300mbps or 450mbps cannot increase the speed of the 1.5mbps.. that is called the rate determining step.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 4:02 PM (in response to LaPastenague)
Transceiver Information Downstream Path Upstream Path
DSL Speed (Kbits/Sec) 1469 570
Margin (dB) 10.0 24.8
Line Attenuation (dB) 41.0 24.8
Transmit Power (dBm) 0.0 12.7
And you said the TC would not benefit me in enabling me to watch YouTube videos (on iPad) without buffering, so would increasing my speed thru my ISP help that?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 5:05 PM (in response to IpadinParadise)
Yes, it would help lots..
You have 41db download attenuation.. that gives you about 5Mbps max speed. Maybe a bit more or less.. depending on other factors like noise.
So it would be worth talking to your ISP and checking out how much extra the faster connection will be.. it should not be much.. but you may need a higher download limit plan to go with it.
Even at 5mbps your current wireless is still fast enough.