6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 11:18 AM by 007Charlie
007Charlie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My networkd uses 1 main entry point (Airport extreme-5th generation) and 3 others airport to extend my network:

1 airport extreme (2nd generation)

2 airport express

When I open Airport Utility, I notice that my AE4 is connected to my A3 rather than my AE1 (main one)

Is it a question of distance ? My AE1 is in another room (about 20 feet)

Any way I can re-route AE4 to get the signal from AE1 instead of AE3 ?

And would the signal offer me a better speed

btw my ISP speed is 60Mbps

my AE4 only gives me around 40 Mbps

I would love to get a better speed on the whole network

Anything setting I can change anywhere to up my overall speed ?


PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Speed issues with Airport express & extreme
    edex67 Level 4 Level 4 (3,250 points)

    The 40Mbps speed is most probably due to WiFi interference, other users on the network etc. No ISP ever delivers it's stated maximum speed e.g. I have 100Mbps Internet but only ever get around 75Mbps.

    Try checking with iStumbler for WiFi interference.

    With regards to your other question, I need to confirm a few details. Just to make sure I've got it right:

    AirPort Extreme --> AirPort Express --> 2nd AirPort Extreme?

    And you want it to be AirPort Extreme --> 2nd AirPort Extreme and AirPort Express?

    Are you using Ethernet or WiFi to extend?

  • 2. Re: Speed issues with Airport express & extreme
    007Charlie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I see

    Will check with I Stumbler

    as for chain of connection

    it's all wireless

    Airport extreme to airport express (old model) to airport express (brand new one)

    the Airport extreme 2nd generation is totally on another floor and speed is undestandably slower

  • 3. Re: Speed issues with Airport express & extreme
    edex67 Level 4 Level 4 (3,250 points)

    It might be better for you to swap the old model and new model of Expresses as this might give a small speed boost.

  • 4. Re: Speed issues with Airport express & extreme
    007Charlie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Got IStumbler but not too sure what I'm supposed to see from it

    my network is listed 3 times (including the guest network)

    one shows 57%, the other one 73%

    guest shows 59%

    And i'm sitting right next to my modem

    oups..

    2 more listing for my network

    29%

    40%

  • 5. Re: Speed issues with Airport express & extreme
    edex67 Level 4 Level 4 (3,250 points)

    iStumbler can check for WiFi interference. Check your networks are on channels that no other network is using. The 2 networks are the 2.4GHz band and the 5GHz band, you should consider renaming the 5GHz band to another name and using this if possible.

  • 6. Re: Speed issues with Airport express & extreme
    007Charlie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm afraid this is starting to sound chinese for me

    and I did not study that language very much

    I'm out of town till tomorrow and will do some research to understand this

    especially how to changing the channel and the band

    Thx for your help