Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2010 12:37 PM (in response to Fatb0y)No response as yet but I can add a little further information. Using the tool www.speedtest.net I conducted Internet speed tests from my MacBook Pro and repeated the test following various environmental and configuration changes.
As stated previously download speeds on the MB/AirPort Extreme n-network where the MP is the only node are consistently around five (5) times slower than an XP Pro laptop on my g-network. So here are the non-numerical results of my tests:
Note the AE is practically line-of-site to the MB, no concrete walls intervening, distance about 15 feet. The USR router is channel 9, the AE is channel 1.
1. Set the AE to n-only (5Ghz): No improvement
2. Set the AE to n-only (2.4GHz) : No improvement
3. Set the AE to g-only : No improvement
4. Switch off my cordless phone (reduce potential interference) : no improvement
5. Switch the MB to the USR wireless g network : downloads improve to the same level as the XP Pro machine.
Conclusion: Apple's hardware, firmware of software implementation of wireless on the AE is seriously flawed.
I noted that ping times in the speedtest were 25% higher via the AE, which has a Gigabit wired connection to the USR via the WAN port and is in Bridge mode.
Any ideas?Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac, Airport Extreme, PS3, Squeezebox v2, Archos 605 WiFi, iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2011 2:42 PM (in response to Fatb0y)I found the solution. Purchase NetGear NAS and use it to share iTunes library, stream other media and also use it for Time Machine backups. Works a treat. Cable my apartment using NetGear PowerLine Ethernet over Power adapters. A little pricey but seriously good, consistent performance. Sell Apple Airport Extreme to some poor sap and voila, home networking that works.. for me anyway.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac, Airport Extreme, PS3, Squeezebox v2, Archos 605 WiFi, iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2011 11:10 PM (in response to Fatb0y)Whoops! thought I was in an intelligent Apple users forum but seem to have stumbled into the kindergarten judging by this response. Grow up.2 x intel imac, 20in and new 24in. flat panel g4 macbook pro 13in iphone 3gs, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport extreme, lan printer and external hdd for time machine
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2011 3:02 PM (in response to Fatb0y)
Really Mike Sanders3? Which part didn't you like? I don't see any practical solution in your response to my issue and despite your assertion I have spent some time 'growing up'.
P.S. the endorsement of your response was mine - very helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2012 7:09 AM (in response to Fatb0y)
mike sanders3... not helpful in any way... Please take your insults to another forum.
Fatb0y; I have the same issue with my MacBook Pro. If I reboot the AE it is fine for a while, but then things slow down again at some point. That is, if I am using it as a router. I had been using it in bridged mode, but after having dissappointing results with Pogoplug, I thought I would try using the AE for cloud drive sharing.
By any chance, where you using the access restrictions function? I am trying to narrow down the issue. I am sorry to hear that you had to get rid of it, but I completely understand.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2012 11:51 PM (in response to Wookish)
Hi Wookish, from memory I wasn't using access restrictions. I removed any possible impediments to performance in an effort to narrow down the cause of the issue. Let me know if you manage to find a solution. I still love Apple products but the AE gave me heartburn.