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

Tim Collier timjcollier at mac.com
Fri Jun 1 10:01:13 PDT 2007

On Jun 1, 2007, at 7:34 AM, Stroller wrote:

> 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.
> Stroller.
I totally agree, I have DSL from BellSouth (now AT&T) and I have one  
(actually 2) of the new 802.11n Airport Extreme Base Stations and a  
second one that I have set to broadcast in the b/g range to serve the  
other Airport Enabled computers that don't support the new n  
protocol.  I get a transfer rate of about 8 mb/sec (mostly 4-6).   
There has never been any noticeable slowdown in transfer rates even  
with 3 computers accessing the net at the same time.  The new n  
protocol is a true blessing, transfer is noticeably faster than on  
the g enabled cards.
Tim Collier
MacBook Pro 2.33 gig

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