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how to see the wireless thru bit rate?
Posted by: edgarbc1
Date: February 12, 2007 03:00PM
ive seen some posts at xlr8yourmac on the
new airport extreme base station on the actual bit rates
experienced...

how does one see this actual bit rate achieved for
uploads and downloads to a base station?

Ive got an old extreme base station hooked by
ethernet to a DSL router...

i would be curious to see the achieved bit rates..
i didnt see any readout in the airport manager app
nor the internet connect app.
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Re: how to see the wireless thru bit rate?
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: February 12, 2007 03:09PM
Open the Activity Monitor and look at the Network stats.
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Re: how to see the wireless thru bit rate?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: February 12, 2007 03:10PM
Turn on FTP sharing on one of the Macs on the local WiFi network. Then open up your favorite browser on another Mac on the local WiFi(most should work as basic FTP download clients). Now click on the file you want to download to the local mac. Make sure it is at least 10MB, but not too big because you don't want to sit there all day watching files transfer. Now click to download and pay attention to the download speed listed in your download manager window.

Edit: Or just do what MacMagus says.


Nathan



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Re: how to see the wireless thru bit rate?
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 12, 2007 03:29PM
DSL is only about 2.5 -3.5 mbps, slowest wireless is "b" about 11 mbps, 3X as fast as DSL





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Re: how to see the wireless thru bit rate?
Posted by: Bixby
Date: February 12, 2007 03:34PM
I run this in the menu bar to gauge I/O:

[www.ragingmenace.com]

I find it useful.
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Re: how to see the wireless thru bit rate?
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: February 12, 2007 07:04PM
I also use menumeters, it'll do the job.
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