Archive for March 9, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Dual-Band Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme Base Station

Glenn Fleishman:

In a briefing, Apple explained that you can give the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks the same name, and Apple hardware that supports 802.11n can choose which network to join based on quality of the signal and the speed that’s available. This feature is unique to Apple gear; Windows and other platforms select somewhat randomly from available networks with the same name.

You can also name the two bands’ networks separately, and manually force 802.11n clients to join the 5 GHz network.

I wonder how many people are, like me, already doing the latter using a base station plus an AirPort Express.