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    Anyone use the Apple Base station router?

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      Anyone use the Apple Base station router?

      Hi,
      I have the Netgear V1 router, I haven't been that impressed with it since I have had it, I was thinking of buying the Apple Airport Extreme Base station to replace it and make use of the "n" rating!
      Does anyone have any experience of using Sky BB and this router?

      Also does the Time Capsule do the same thing but with obvious added facilities?

      Thanks

      James


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      Re: Anyone use the Apple Base station router?

      The Apple Airport Extreme Base Station is not a replacement for the Sky BB ADSL modem/router. You will still have to use the Sky router to connect the ADSL connection, but plug the Apple Airport into a LAN port on the router to use it.

      Also, if you use Wireless B or G devices at home, the full N speeds will not be possible. With wireless, you only run at the speed of the slowest device. So if you have a B device connected and active on your network, the fastest theoretical speed you'll get over your wireless is 11Mbps, with G it is 54Mbps.

      If you do have a mixed environment, leave the Airport to handle just N connections and the Netgear V1 left to handle B and G. They won't interfere with each other as N will run in the 5GHz band, and B & G in the 2.4GHz. The Airports are not capable at running in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. There is an N mode at 2.4GHz which is B and G compatible, but as soon as that B device is switched on, you can forget any benefit you'd have.

      Also there is virtually nothing running in the 5GHz space at the moment, so it should be fairly interference free.

      • 802.11n (b/g compatible): 2.4GHz
      • 802.11n only: 2.4GHz
      • 802.11n (a compatible): 5GHz
      • 802.11n only: 5GHz (highest performance)

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      Re: Anyone use the Apple Base station router?

      Thanks for your informative reply.
      My imac is n rated but the PS3 and Mac mini are only g rated.
      I shall have to have a bit more of a think about it.

      Cheers

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      Re: Anyone use the Apple Base station router?

      A new Airport Extreme is rumoured to appear any day now.
      iClarified - Apple News - New Time Capsules and AirPort Extremes?


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