How fast is the airport extreme in terms of mbps?

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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  • Best Answer:

    These are what my tests have shown.

    Ethernet = 1 Gbps
    Wireless G, Wireless N (2.4 GHz) = 130 Mbps
    Wireless N (5 GHz) = 300 Mbps

    However, it really depends on the bandwidth coming into the router that makes these speeds attainable... The data rate you receive from your ISP affects the real speeds you can utilize. Here is a great website to test your speed from various servers depending on your area: ... and look for speed test.

  • You will usually get about 130 mbps if you are using 802.11n. You will get about 54 mbps on 802.11g, though it depends on how close or how far you are away from your base station. If you want to check your speed, and your on mac go into the utilities foler and find network utility, then click on the info tab. In the drop-down menu look for (en1). In the link speed row your speed should be shown.