My DSL modem/router has WiFi G. If I buy an AirPort Extreme (or Time Capsule), can the following be done?<br><br>* DSL router connected to Internet and broadcasting a WiFi G network, same as I use now.<br><br>* AirPort Extreme connects wirelessly to that, and broadcasts its OWN WiFi N network--at full N speed?<br><br>* I connect my Macs to the AirPort's network, not to the router's network. This would have no effect on Internet access, but I now have full N speed for copying files on LAN.<br><br>Would that work? AirPort connected to the Internet over G, then sharing that Internet over N for a full-speed N LAN?<br><br>If not, I'd connect the AirPort to the DSL router via Ethernet. But ideally I'd rather not have to have them located together. My DSL's phone jack isn't in a very useful spot. Plus if I get Time Capsule, I'd like to be able to grab it and go when the fire alarm goes off. Having no cables to yank other than power (and maybe printer) would be nice.<br><br>Thanks in advance.<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
I think that would work except for internet because you would be slowed down going from the n network Airport to the g network router. <br><br>Why not get a regular DSL modem and hook up the Airport to the modem? Then you would get N speeds for sure.<br><br><br><br>my photos
Thanks. Do you mean that Internet would fail to reach N speeds? (Which I accept: it doesn't even reach G speeds I don't think!) Or do you mean that even LAN file copies would be slowed to G speeds?<br><br>(I can physically wire AirPort to the modem/router, but I'm wondering if I have the option not to.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
I think everything you list is possible except that the g signal will not be upgraded to n by AX. You probably will have full n LAN, but internet will be gated down to the original g rate, because that's all that's allowed into the pool initially. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Coming to terms with the notion that life is dynamic.
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Cool. If I do this, I'll make sure my Macs don't even know the password for the G network (And I don't allow my networks to advertise anyway.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
Further nuttiness: I wonder, can I hook an Apple USB modem to an Airport Extreme (or TC), and use it as a printer to send faxes?<br><br>I already fax wirelessly from my iMac, via my old PowerBook's built-in modem. And I plan to get a USB modem anyway for my Air. If it could fax through the AirPort that would be great!<br><br>Probably can't be done though.<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
Back in the day it used to be said that if you had a "b" device on an otherwise "g" network, the "b" device would slow the speed to "b" levels across the whole network. I don't know if that is at all relevant to this discussion, but I thought it might be, so there's my 2 cents.<br><br>   
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yep. your fax machine has no LAN connection? i didn't get that part.<br><br>you MAY need to ethernet your N device (as per your post and yoyo's reply). experiment. i understand why you don't wish to.<br><br>let us know?<br><br><br>"in times of peace the warlike man attacks himself."<br><br>[color:red]Libertarian Communist</font color=red>
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