802.11 SuperG 108mbps on late 2009 iMac help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by L14M333, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. L14M333 macrumors member

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    Hello, i Have had the 21.5" iMac since December and i love it! but recently i found out my router supports 802.11 SuperG Mode (108mbps) so i enabled it in my router settings but there is no change on my mac :S.. im running 10.6.2 SL and i have tried it on two SuperG enabled routers with no luck :( can anyone help me out here? when holding option key and clicking on the wifi logo i get these stats... (in attachments as well)

    PHY Mode: 802.11g
    BSSID: 0:14:85:8:68:a6
    Channel: 6 (2.4GHz)
    Security: None... (i have wep enabled :S)
    RSSI: -48
    Transmit Rate: 54

    Any help would be great.
    Thanks

    Liam
     

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  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    SuperG only works with network adaptors of the same type because it is not a standard specification. Macs support the standard, 802.11a/b/g/n. It just isn't going to work for you, it requires an Atheros chip and I think most Macs use a Marvell chip that doesn't support SuperG.

    Sorry! Your best bet, buy a 802.11n router, that will give you significantly faster performance then even SuperG (in theory).
     
  3. L14M333 thread starter macrumors member

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    ahhh damn! sorry whats this Atheros chip and Marvell chip? i know the iMac i have supports N but i didn't really want to buy a new router but thanks for your help anyway,

    Liam
     
  4. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    FYI- Change the name of the network. You never want the name of the network to identify you as a person.
     

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