6422 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2009 1:06 PM by //dlu
ok, i downgraded to 7.4 and do have a bit of a speed boost
I used to transfer to the TC about 500kbs max, and now it seems to be around 1000kbs
from my understanding, this is still much slower than it should be, specially for a 5ghz network
istumbler says the signal is 37% with 9% noise on channel 0
the 2.4 dual network is 45% on channel 11
and there are 2 more networks on channel 6 and 4
im not sure what to make of these numbers, hopefuly someone can tell me
thanks in advance
In the Manual Setup->Advanced->Logs and Statistics page of Airport Utility you'll find information on wireless signal quality for each client connected. Primarily, signal quality will determine the connection speed of your file transfers, the best you can do to improve things is to find a wireless channel with the least interference, Manual Setup->Wireless.
My Macbook Air connection is showing -66 Signal, -89 Noise, 122 Rate which gives me a wireless file transfer rate in bursts from 500kbps to 22Mbps. Time Capsule is not the fastest combo device, even file transfers over LAN Ethernet are around 50% slower than a regular Airport Extreme and I've found transfers to the disk from a GigE connected Mac Pro top out at around 60Mbps.
The Time Capsule is more useful as a convenience tool than speed I think so just be patient.
I had slow transfer rates and many dropped TC connections after upgrading the TC firmware to 7.4.1. This became so frustrating and after checking the forum I saw that many others had similar problems after upgrading to 7.4.1.
I downgraded back to 7.3.2 and everything cleared up. Still good after 5 days. I think I'll stay with 7.3.2 until the next Apple upgrade but will wait to see if that one is good or not so good.
To downgrade the firmware, you use Airport Utility. Go to Manual Setup and click on Firmware to reveal older versions.
Time Capsule "just works" but unfortunately it is not the "best".
I used to have an airport extreme and found out that it was really limiting my network.
dont believe me? Cnet has rated a lot of the routers out there.
scroll down to the bottom to see the performance charts.
Time capsule is a great device for storage and wide access..just dont expect speed records.
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