Hardware :: Very Slow Speed When Using AirPort Express

Jun 25, 2009

I recently moved, and I transferred my comcast high-speed internet service. At my old residence, I used my airport express base station (802.11b/g) with my cable modem, and the internet was quite fast. At my new residence, I set up my network and the speed is quite slow. I initially attributed the problem to Comcast and spent more than an hour on the phone with them this morning. However, I discovered that when I plugged my MBP directly into the cable modem, the internet was blazing fast. So the problem seems to be with the Airport Express.

I'm thinking about just upgrading to an extreme, but I wanted to ask people in the forum to make sure there's not some obvious thing I'm missing so I don't waste my money. I don't really understand why my Airport Express would suddenly become very slow when it was working fine last week, but I don't know how else to explain this problem. I checked my speed using speedtest.net. It measured my download speed as 0.79 Mb/s when connected to airport, and approximately 15.5 Mb/s when connected directly to the cable modem. That's a nearly 20-fold difference!

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Hardware :: Airport Express Splitting Bandwidth / Resulting Slow Internet Speed

Mar 7, 2010

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 (208.69.32.231): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=0 ttl=53 time=155.129 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=151.575 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=154.526 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=154.267 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=155.645 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=153.226 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=153.340 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=153.381 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=155.097 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=152.302 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=156.201 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=11 ttl=53 time=153.732 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=12 ttl=53 time=156.210 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: icmp_seq=13 ttl=53 time=155.551 ms
64 bytes from 208.69.32.231: 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'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?

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I have a slow network issue. I'll try to make it as simple as possible.

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The network to my living room was slow, so I added the Express to extend the network. When connected through the Express, with a Time Machine backup, I'm getting about 500K/sec transfer speeds. When I move the laptop away from the Express and close to the Extreme, the network works much faster, about 5MB/sec. I don't understand why the network is so much slower when using the Airport Express as a network extender. Is the speed difference normally that much? If it's not supposed to be, is there anything I can do?

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If I ever need to go into Firefox it takes a fair while to get up and running. I ran some xbench scores and it seems very slow on the random reads, oddly it was much quicker writing to the disk than reading.

Is their anyone in the know who can confirm that this is normal? Or if not, is there anything I can do to give it a boost?

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Today for the first time, I accessed the site (mls.ca) using my new iMac. It was like lightening speed, comparatively speaking.Wow, suddenly I knew why the mls people hadn't changed their new format.But then I started going to other sites.. like airmiles.ca for example, and it was slow as heck... and stalling.. etc.
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My problem is, that it does not seem like me Airport Express does a good job of forwarding my 2 USB Airport Disks to the extended wireless network upstairs.

For example, when I use the AirVideo iPhone app to stream video from my USB Airport Disks I get a server connection error when I go upstairs and the iPad/iPhone switches to the Airport Express networks. I cannot reconnect as long as it is on the Airport Express network. If I turn the airport Express off, and thus switch to the poor wireless reception from the Airport Extreme, I can connect to the USB Airport disks again.

The Airport Express is connected to the Airport Extreme in bridged mode.

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Info:
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I have a 17" Powerbook G4 with a 1.33 GHz Power PC processor. I'm running MacOS 10.5.8

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