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    Wireless N speed issues
    I have a Time Capsule (the original model) that I use as the wireless router for my home. I currently have two 500 GB externals connected to it. The network is set to Wireless N only at 5 GHz. When I transfer files from the network HD to MBP I get transfer speeds of 2 to 5.3 MB/s. I Have a separate wireless network for my iphone that is set at Wireless G. Transfer speeds from that network are pretty consistent at 3 MB/s. I feel like the difference in transfer speed from G to N should be much bigger than that, especially when my N transfer speed occasionally drops below the G speeds. I called apple a few times, but they refuse to acknowledge that there is an issue. Does anyone know what the problem might be?

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    Seems that there is a issue that accompanies the latest upgrade to apples airport if you are using 5GHz 11n. When the next upgrade arrives i will change from my 7.3.2 and miss the 7.4.1. While i cannot point you to it, apparently Apple have acknowledged the issue. If you have done the upgrade you might want to give the 11g/11n setting a shot on 2.4GHz see if that is better.

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    switched to 802.11n (2.4 GHz) and the speeds I'm seeing are slower than 802.11g. This just isn't making any sense to me...
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    I think I have more or less the same transfer rates with the N @ 5Ghz. I think (fear) that it is normal.

    Tex

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    Yes I think the problem with wireless N, is the advertised top speed is usually if you are next to your router transferring data within your network, versus using the internet for say gaming. Comparitively the transfer of mbps should be high (correct me if i am wrong).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpark325 View Post
    Yes I think the problem with wireless N, is the advertised top speed is usually if you are next to your router transferring data within your network, versus using the internet for say gaming. Comparitively the transfer of mbps should be high (correct me if i am wrong).
    But thats what I'm doing, transferring files within my network. And I am pretty close to the router.
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