How much latency should be expected with large files?

My DVDs have been ripped to a WD Mybook and played on my macbook via firewire.
If I were to connect that drive via usb to airport and stream the files, how much lag should I expect?

  • Asked by Chris M from Totowa
  • Oct 15, 2009
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    This depends on many factors. 1st is if your are using 5 GHz 802.11n on the Airport Extreme AND your computer. Another is what other wireless traffic do you plan to have on your router.

    If it's just one MacBook for example on this fast N network. Then I would suspect any lag at all. Now if a second computer jumps on a starts "streaming" the DVD files then you may notice some lag. This also depends on the quality and size of those files.

    All in all, Should work great.

    • Answered by Chris P from Stillwater
    • Oct 19, 2009