Data Transfer Speed Rates?

Right now i am running a AE dual band and have a 2TB external hooked up to it. As it stands my data transfer rates (as recorded with menu meters) across the wireless are on as follows

Download 4.0-8.4 MB/S
Upload 3.0-5.6 MB/S

What are the expected and average actual data transfer rates for the TC? I would imagine a partial increase due to the fact that all data no longer has to be transferred through a USB 2.0 cable first.

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  • Best Answer:

    If you use the TC as the base station that creates the network, you get 15-20MB/sec transfer rate to disk. (That assumes good signal strength.)

    If you use the TC as client to join an existing wireless network, you get only 0.5-1MB/sec. According to Apple support, "A TC is not meant to be used as a client that joins an existing network."