This post was typed on my new Dell Mini PC, Windows 10, 2GB memory, 32GB SDD and I bought a 64GB SanDisk SDXC card for only $30, to compliment my available space. I was amazed that I even got 80MB/s read/writes off the SDXC card.
This tiny 5 inch x 5 inch pc will be used to record live video of my home from my tp-link cams when I’m away from home. Hopefully with the AC Wifi speeds, all I need is a power plug and leaving it sitting on the bookshelf ; remote logging into the PC when needed.
Now the reason that I’m posting is that I’m very surprised at the AC wifi compatibility with Apple’s Airport Extreme. After a quick connection by selecting my Wifi and entering the password, I got read/write speeds of 30MB/s to the My Cloud. With my previous DLink AC1200, this was not possible. In fact the Dlink router made you choose either the 2.4Ghz or the 5Ghz when selecting the wifi and the max speed was always 11MB/s for both the Mac and PC; 8MB/s when the 2.4GHz band was chosen.
The Dlink configuration panel allowed you to play with both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz setup where-as the Airport Extreme does not. Both channels are hidden from the user of which only the Wifi name is selectable.
Although I never will be going back to playing with my Dlink AC1200 router, I am perplexed at the setup complexity and wondered what I did wrong. Is this true for all AC router setups?
Let me know.