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

    Feb 4, 2010
    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.


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  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    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

    Feb 4, 2010
    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,

  4. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    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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