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    Jul 27, 2008
    Question Touch: will it slow down my wireless n
    I passed this topic on a forum at some point but have not been able to track it back down.

    I'm considering getting an Ipod Touch. Does using an Ipod Touch on my wireless n Airport Extreme drop the connection with my MBP down to a b/g connection. Is it necessary to have another router (maybe an Express) to take on the lower Ipod touch signal?

    I will not have the Touch online that often at home. Likely only to sync things if I keep my MobileMe account, or to play around if my wife is on the computer, but I am curious about the signal.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Member Since
    May 27, 2006
    Concord, NC
    Macbook Pro 17" 2.6GHz 4GB RAM
    It'll drop it down to G.

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    Jun 04, 2008
    Yep, that's the fine print on most wireless N ( or A )routers, ALL devices connected to it must be N rated or else the router will run at the slower protocols...

    unless you are moving some serious traffic over your local LAN (no not internet) the difference between N and G is not even worth debating.

    If you want a good throughput on your LAN go wired and get a router that supports gigabit ethernet.
    17" Macbook ProWidescreen Hi Res
    2.6GHz Dual Core 160GB 7200RPM HD4GB RAM
    AirPort Extreme Router
    16GB iPod Touch

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    Member Since
    Jul 27, 2008
    Thanks. Sounds like it might not be a drastic change in speed anyway. I'll only be putting it through usual home use, not a whole lot of traffic.

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    3.4 Ghz i7 27 in iMac (2012), 3.4 Ghz i7 MacBook Pro (2015), iPad Pro (2014), iPhone 6+
    It wouldn't really matter. Your network might be rated for 54Mbs but your internet connection is likely no more that 15Mbs. Unless you are streaming video to an ATV or something similar, you won't see a difference.

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