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Airport Extreme Speed
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Apr 27, 2003, 03:18 PM
I'm thinking on buying an Airport Extreme but I've got some questions.
Is the Airport much too slow than the 100 networks, how much time would I take to transfer a 100 mg on airport?
Other question is Can I print with airport but with the PC, or can I print only with a MAC?


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Apr 27, 2003, 05:54 PM
i posted this in a different thread, but i have found that i get a consistant speed of around 1 megabyte/second (or 8mbps) compared to the ~7megabytes/secon (54mbps) they advertise. its not as much as i'd hoped (though i knew i'd never actually get 54mbps, but still...), but its good enough for most things. when i was transfering around 710mb from my PC to the powerbook i plugged it into the network via the ethernet port and it transfered about twice as fast... also not as much as i'd expect from a 100mbps wired network, but eh, i dont transfer that much stuff.
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Apr 27, 2003, 06:05 PM
I get about those same results. I'd say 1mb/s is a good guestimate.
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