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iphone 4s and airport extreme

222 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2014 4:35 PM by Allan Sampson RSS
Mike Lipay Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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Jan 26, 2014 2:40 PM

I'm guessing I know the answer to this, but just in case there is a problem with the iPhone I just picked up.

 

Trying to connect to the AE network, the iPhone is just listing the 2G not the 5G connection. I would have thought the technology would be vastly improved over my 2G iPod Touch. Should it connect to the 5G, or is this another example of the new Apple's not being the top of techno

iPhone 4S, iOS 7.0.4
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
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    Jan 26, 2014 3:05 PM (in response to Mike Lipay)

    Specs for the 4S.

     

    802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)

     

    If you just picked up the 4S, the 4S was released in the summer of 2011 - approaching 3 years ago.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
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    Jan 26, 2014 3:21 PM (in response to Mike Lipay)

    Right.

     

    List the smart phones released nearly 3 years ago that support this.

     

    The iPhone 5 and 5S do, and I believe my iPad 2 does.

     

    The 5S includes a 64 bit processor. List the other smart phones that include that.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
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    Jan 26, 2014 3:37 PM (in response to Mike Lipay)

    The iPad is larger than the iPhone and can hold a larger wireless card.

     

    The iPhone is much smaller and Apple doesn't manufacture wireless cards.

     

    What about 64 bit?

     

    Bleeding heart about front edge and you purchased an iPhone released 3 years ago.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
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    Jan 26, 2014 3:53 PM (in response to Mike Lipay)

    What would you gain with N 5G vs N 2.4G?

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
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    Jan 26, 2014 4:04 PM (in response to Mike Lipay)

    That has nothing to do with wireless network speed with an "N" network, and the MBP's should be connected to the N 5G anyway leaving the N 2.4G band all to the iPhone.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
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    Jan 26, 2014 4:35 PM (in response to Mike Lipay)

    A wireless network maximum speed or data rate - "N" vs "G" for example applies to transferring data between computers on the same network, not from an internet modem the wireless router is connected with. The internet speed and throughput is based on your internet service provider and modem.

     

    Not sure what sort of download speed you have with your ISP but with that many computers streaming music at once along with probably doing other internet activity at the same time, that probably has more to do with it than being connected to an N 5G band vs an N 2.4G band. Eliminates potential interference from other 2.4G devices when connected to a 5G band but the 5G band doesn't extend as far and not as good through walls, etc.

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