[X4U] Airport Extreme 802.11g with ADSL 1/2

Stroller macmonster at myrealbox.com
Fri Jun 1 04:34:18 PDT 2007

On 1 Jun 2007, at 07:59, Brett Conlon wrote:
> ...
> Finally trying to make the plunge from dialup to ADSL and was  
> looking at
> plans for ADSL1 and ADSL2. I have the Airport Extreme base station and
> will connect through that and was wondering if it might be a  
> bottleneck
> for ADSL2 and therefore would be a waste of the extra money ADSL2  
> costs
> over ADSL1?

I doubt it'll be an bottleneck.

Airport Extreme is Apple's name for 802.11g, which has speeds of up  
to 54meg. There is some overhead to this so that real speed is c  
25meg, but absolute top speed for ADSL2 is about the same (22meg?).

Most likely situation is that you're a couple of miles from the  
telephone exchange & get 8meg or so, you're computer is at the other  
end of the house & gets 12meg or so and your ISP's network is the  
bottleneck at 6meg or so.


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