What does the dual band do for you? I was thinking about buying a second AEBS for Wireless N access only since mixed mode slows down when a G device is connected. Does this new AEBS get around that by having all the N devices at 5ghz and all the G devices at 2.4 ghz? I guess a basic explanation is in order here.
I've tried searching, but can anyone point me in the directions of how to set up and Airport Extreme (old) and an DI-524 (D-link) b/g router. I obviously am looking to turn my old AEBS into dual band. The two routers will be connected via Ethernet cable.
I have the latest AEBS dual mode. I want to use my previous non-dual N AEBS as an extension to the dual, but I want to run it in N mode only. When I set the non-dual up in bridge mode, Airport Utility won't let me choose which radio mode to use. Is there a way to set up an extended network which uses N only on the extension?
After the announcement of the Simultaneous Dual-Band II, I've taken an interest in getting the most out of my version. However, I've been noticing signal issues especially when using the 5 ghz network. I have it set to "wide channels", multicast rate of "High", deselected "closed network" and "interference robustness", and the transmit power at 100%.
I've adjusted the position of the router to avoid potential sources of interference, and when I go to select a network with the airport icon at on the task bar, my 5.0 ghz network is never at full strength. In fact, it rarely shows more than 2 bars. As I type this post, I am literally six feet from the AEBS and I have only 3 bars showing.
When I view the statistics within the Advanced Tab in the Airport Utility I am only showing a rate of 65 mbps on the b/g/n (2.4ghz) network and 270 mbps over the 5.0 ghz n network.
Does anyone have any idea how to get this thing going at full performance? When I'm in the adjacent room, I am rarely able to get over 200 mbps. I know a wall is in the way, but my apartment is modestly sized and it is very disappointing that the signal is this weak on this lil thing - especially given the fact that I've had it for just about a month and its been updated to address the signal issues.
I am looking to buy a new AEBS to replace my Linksys WRT610N. The Linksys has dual simultaneous 5 & 2.4GHz capability as well, but suffers from constant disconnects and issues with both radios on at the same time. My question is to those of you that have the new AEBS with this capability and are actually using the dual network option. Have you had any problems with the new Apple unit? Any disconnects or other signs of flakiness?
Having come across this article the other day[URL], I decided to blow the dust off of my ancient, Netgear WR814v1 wireless router in an effort to optimize my home network. My primary router, an older AEBS (802.11n), had been using a ratio mode of 802.11n (b/g compatible) @ 2.4GHz, so that I could connect some not-so-new devices such as my iPhone3G and my Wii.
If i can configure this Netgear monstrosity to my current network and have it broadcast at 2.4GHz, I'd be free to bump my AEBS up to 5GHz and enjoy significantly faster speeds overall. The only thing connected at 5GHz would be this - my shiny, new 15" MBP 2.66. The Netgear unit would be set in bridge mode (or its ancient equivalent), and would handle the lesser capable gadgets, including the iPhone, which would still be able to be used as an itunes remote and all that other lovely stuff.
I just bought one of the new dual-band AirPort Extremes, to replace an older AirPort Extreme (the last generation before this one). I exported my configuration from the old AEBS to a baseconfig file, disconnected the old AEBS, and plugged in the new one. I then imported the baseconfig file, only to find that although its light will turn green, the AEBS will no longer show up in AirPort Utility. To get it back, I have to do a hard reset of the AEBS.
Through painstaking troubleshooting, I have determined that the problem occurs if the configuration includes a port mapping for SMTP (port 25). If I create all of my port mappings (and there are many) BUT that one, then all is well; but as soon as I add a port 25 port mapping and Update the AEBS, it will not restart properly (green light but no one is home).
Since upgrading my MBP 13" to Snow Leopard, I'm having intermittent connection problems with my Airport Extreme Base Station (5ghz band) shared 2TB USB WD MyBook Studio drive. The connection appears in the finder sidebar but the main window header shows "connecting..." and frequently does not connect. Resetting the router is only a temporary fix.
So I've recently setup my AEBS(non dual) for N only and network utility shows it's about twice as fast(I haven't really done any tests or know how though). However now my iPhone can't access it. Now I've got a AE that I use strictly for wireless audio(I live in a one bedroom setup so no need to extend), is there a way to set that up as a G network somehow for my iPhone, and in case friends come by with non N laptops? If it helps any, the AEBS is not that far from the AE if wiring is an option.
Right now I have AEBS+MiniStack(hdd)+printer, and AE+iPod HiFi. I'd like my MacBook to be able to run off the AEBS and access my ministack, but at the same time transmit audio to my HiFi. Then I'd like my iPhone and older laptops to access my AE. I don't mind a mess of wires on the other side of my room, I just don't want anything with me on the couch but the power cord.
If you can't fit your media on the small SSDs do you access it wirelessly using the above? Do you lose your snappyness of the MBA if your wirelessly accessing your pictures, movies, mp3s through iphoto, VLC n iTunes?
Any negatives to this when in home network, know the obvious issue of when away and some solutions for that, with the caveats over access over internet.
I was planning on setting up 2 iphoto n iTunes albums one locally n one on the wireles attached HDD and using just favourites locally when away from the home.
Assuming this must be a common issue for all the new small capacity SSD owners coming from larger HDDs like me.
I've been trying to set up an AEBS and it tells me everythings working fine but none of my computers are able to see it wirlessly also if i unplug the ethernet from it then it stops working all together.
where can i find the 7.3.1 firmware for the AEBS? I had upgraded at to 7.4.1 and am currently having issues thus would like to restore to the old firmware. But alas I wasn't able to find my old copy. Had look around the net but was mostly point to 7.4.1 firmware.
Hi. Looking for some advice on whether to purchase an Airport Express or an AEBS for bridging Wireless-N in my apartment.
Currently I run a Mac Pro via gigabit ethernet to a D-Link DGL-4300 wireless-G router. My Powerbook is wireless-G and connects wirelessly. I also have an ipod Touch which is obviously G. I just recently purchased an AppleTV to get some HD and iTunes streaming in the bedroom, so the AppleTV is not located near the D-Link where I could connect it via ethernet.
So I need Wireless-N in order to stream content to the AppleTV. I also need to maintain a wireless-G network for both the Powerbook and the iPod Touch.
I was considering buying a new router that did simultaneous G and N but it would be an awful waste of what's otherwise a great existing G router.
So my question is, should I get an Airport Express and run it in Bridge mode to provide wireless-N connectivity to the AppleTV and any other follow-on N products I may purchase, or should I go with the AEBS which would come with a USB port for an external hard drive?
I currently have one router (AEBS) distributing service to over 5 machines at times. Considering buying a new router, and was wondering if this will improve the speed of the internet (also going to upgrade to 50 MB service). I wouldn't have it connected to a computer though, rather kept in my bedroom plugged in. Is this possible or does a router have to be connected to a computer at all times to distribute wifi signal? I understand setting it up initially with a computer, but does it need at all times to work?
I'm trying to set up my AEBS to host my time machine drive but i can't figure out how to do it. I can't even see the drive connected. Can someone help me with this or link me to a thread already containing this info, I can't seem to find the right information.
I've got a 10/100 AEBS (pre-gigabit) wireless N AEBS.
Here's the setup in detail.
- AEBS v7.4.1 running in bridge mode for an Actiontech (Verizon Fios) wireless G router. IP address is static. The two routers are connected via ethernet cable
- Airport Express v7.3.2 acting as a wireless extender
- Early 09 Mac Mini 2.0 Ghz 4gb ram (usually on Wireless N network). IP address is static.
- late 06 MBP 2.33Ghz (usually Wireless N network)
- XP Pro PC ripping/encoding drone (Wireless G only hooked to Actiontech)
I've tried the AEBS both in 5ghz only mode and 2.4ghz mode w/channels 6/5 and I'm getting horrible throughput to my Mini. A 1.3gb file is reporting over an hour to copy and speedtest is showing my internet connection as less than 2Mb/s up 3Mb/s down whereas it's a 15/5. The kicker - when I switch over to my Wireless G network I'm seeing 20mins for the same 1.3gb file and Speedtest is close to advertised speeds.
I'm getting either Time Capsule 500gb + 1tb usb drive or AEBS with two 1tb usb drives.
With TC my plan was to use the internal drive as my iTunes and iPhoto share and the 1tb usb drive as Time Machine backup for my macs. Same would be with AEBS that other drive is for TM and other for shares.
The problem comes with how to backup the drive with the shares? All my music and photos would be there so it would be essential to have that drive backed up. Do either of the devices come with some kind of backup utility to backup the drive? Kind of reverse TM.
I want my photos and music to be accessible from two laptops and one mini. The Mini could be used as a backup machine for the share drive when it's on. Mini is not on 24/7.
Is there better alternative for this setup than TC and AEBS.
I read some articles that stated the new 3x3 AEBS and TC were only capable of 300 Mbps, those reporta are wrong, I bought a new AEBS and have that setup as my new router and I have a new TC setup to extend my Wireless N network they are showing in the Airport Utility speeds between 400 and 450 Mbps look at the first device in the list.
This is strange, my Imac is connecting at 5Ghz but my late 2008 umbp is connecting at the 2.4 ghz frequency. Wi-fi is notably slower on my MBP than it is on my Imac. Is there anything I can do to change this and force it onyo yhe 5ghz channel?
Just read about Google's new Public DNS. Can use use this or Open DNS with the AEBS router? I did some searches and it seems people have had problems in the past with Open DNS and the AEBS. Would be interested in any comments before I try to play with this.
I'm having a hard time finding an answer to what may be a dumb question. If I have the latest version of the AEBS, can I have my iPhone connected via g wireless on the 2.4GHz band control iTunes on a MacBook connected via n on the 5.0 GHz band? In other words, does the router bridge the 2 radios together so the devices can see each other between the 2.4 and 5.0 bands?