Will the new 802.11ac AirPort Extreme provide faster WiFi speeds for 802.11n Apple products (like iPhone5, MacBook Pro)?

  • Asked by fn from Chicago
AirPort Extreme

AirPort Extreme

Product No Longer Available

1 Answer from the Community

  • Answer

    Technically, no.

    "N" devices will not be able to support "AC" standard of wifi unless you are able to change the wireless card(not possible on iPhone and not currently available for Macbook pro).

    However, the extreme uses six antennas to broadcast its wifi signal, meaning that the strength of the signal will be noticeably stronger and most likely going to be faster on any band(be it A, B , G , N or AC).

    • Answered by Eron S