1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I just discovered your website & was happy to read your informative articles about networking. At the end you offered your help, for which I am very grateful.
    I purchased my MacBook Pro, i5, in November, 2012, so I don't think It has a Haswell processor. It can go all the way to the new Yosemite OS, but I did not upgrade yet from the 10.8.5 Mountain Lion OS that came with it. My old iMac can't go beyond 10.5.8 Leopard OS, so I think I will have to update to a new desktop iMac soon. I started with an Air-Link router at first, and was just lucky to get it working and when it broke down after a few years, I switched to Airport Express, so my tech knowledge is limited.
    So here is my question: If I am forced to subscribe to DSL, and an Airport Express being used as a wireless router gave me a ping of 33ms, a download speed of 3.04 Mbps and an upload speed of 1.05 Mbps.absolute best router to use to better my speed?
    02-03-2015 07:04 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    What are the speeds that you should theoretically get from your DSL connections (how fast of a speed are you paying for)? Afaik, DSL usually maxes out at 5Mbps and often less. So really any wifi router from the past 10 years will allow you to maximize your speed. The limiting factor is the DSL speed not the wifi speed. So just stick with the Airport Express.
    02-03-2015 07:09 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    My DSL is 10Mbps...
    02-03-2015 07:14 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    My DSL is 10Mbps...
    I stand corrected then. But still any router that supports wifi g or above will do just fine. The DSL is still he limiting factor when wifi g is up to 56Mbps, I think.
    kch50428 likes this.
    02-03-2015 07:38 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    The limiting factor is indeed the Internet service... Theoretically I could get 20Mbps DSL... And my local telco is in process of being able to do fiber to the home...
    02-03-2015 07:46 PM

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