1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 1, 2011 9:02 PM by LaPastenague
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I recently extended my wireless network by extending my Time Capsule signal with an Airport Express. Now that I have two access points for the same wireless network, what determines which access point a device connects to? Also, if a device connects to the AE will this connection be slower than the Time Capsule connection?

 

Thanks


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (44,430 points)

    It will connect to the greater signal device.

     

    Yes, double hop wireless will be slower BUT if you cannot get wireless with a direct connection to the main router than it is much faster than nothing. If you have a choice.. a wired or alternative link like EOP is far superior to using wireless repeaters. Every wireless hop will reduce the speed by that amount.