Hardware :: Airport Express Splitting Bandwidth 50 / 50 Resulting In Slow Internet Speeds
Mar 10, 2009
I'm using a new AirPort Express updated with the latest firmware and AirPort Utility and both my roommate and I have been banging our heads against the wall. Speed to the APE is 130 Mbit/sec and both of our computers are connected to the APE just fine. This is what the ping looks like Ping has started ..
15 packets transmitted, 15 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 151.575/154.369/156.210/1.359 ms. When I did a speakeasy test, it turned out that I am getting exactly half of our allotted bandwidth. Is there a way to configure this APE to act more like a router that truly shares a connection rather than a splitter that's cutting it in half?
I'm using a new AirPort Express updated with the latest firmware and AirPort Utility and both my roommate and I have been banging our heads against the wall. Speed to the APE is 130 Mbit/sec and both of our computers are connected to the APE just fine.
This is what the ping looks like. Ping has started ...
PING google.navigation.opendns.com (220.127.116.11): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=0 ttl=53 time=155.129 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=151.575 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=154.526 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=154.267 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=155.645 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=153.226 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=153.340 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=153.381 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=155.097 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=152.302 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=156.201 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=11 ttl=53 time=153.732 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=12 ttl=53 time=156.210 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=13 ttl=53 time=155.551 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=14 ttl=53 time=155.359 ms
--- google.navigation.opendns.com ping statistics --- 15 packets transmitted, 15 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 151.575/154.369/156.210/1.359 ms
When I did a speakeasy test, it turned out that I am getting exactly half of our allotted bandwidth. Is there a way to configure this APE to act more like a router that truly shares a connection rather than a splitter that's cutting it in half? Any help would be much appreciated as I'm getting download speeds of 7kb/s and it takes around 15 seconds to load google!!
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I have a slow network issue. I'll try to make it as simple as possible.
1 MacBook Pro 1 Airport Extreme 1 Airport Express to Extend the Network
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