6603 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2011 1:58 PM by ThierryR
Welcome to the discussions, ThierryR!
I just got a QWest DSL yesterday and they try a speedtest and was accessing the web at 35 to 38MB (I'm paying for 40MB/s,
Most service providers specify the rate in Mbps, not MB, so I think you meant to use Mbps here.
I was wondering if the Airport Extreme has a maximum speed?
That would be 1000 Mbps for an ethernet connection
300 Mbps for a wireless connection on the 5 GHz band
130 Mbps for a wireless connecton on the 2.4 GHz band
As you can tell, your Internet connection is the major "choke" point on your network.
I hook they modem to my AE and wirelessly on my new iMac I get max 25MB.
25 Mbps is very good, about 4-5 times the average that most users are getting. There is always going to be some loss in the routing process and performance of the firewall in the AirPort Extreme. You may be able to bet a bit higher speed if the computer is closer to the AirPort Extreme and/or you minimize any obstructions in the signal path.
Thanks for the hints, you are right I meant Mbps not MB.
Also, my IMac is about 30 feet from the AE with 2 walls to cross. What is strange is that my Bootcamp Windows XP tells me that I'm connected at 300Mbps. May be it's a different matter.
Also I'm not complaining about the 25Mbps, it's twice that Comcast was providing me the day prior to the install. I was just wondering why.
Also if you reed my PS it is even more strange that the numbers are different.
How well 25Mbps is good. Not sure if it's right but it's good for me.