Dual Band Wifi Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jr1985, May 11, 2010.

  1. Jr1985 macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    So I'm trying to connect my MBP to my new Belkin Double N+ (F6D6230uk4) router. I have 2.4 ghz set to b/g and 5 ghz set to n and 20/40hz bandwidth.

    Last night, when I connected to the router for the first time, I was showing 300mbps, when you Options+click the Airport icon. However, now I'm only showing 145mbps. To be fair, I may have changed a few settings between now and then, but I have no idea how I was able to get 300mbps before.

    It's as though it's only connecting to one channel, instead of two, which is required for 300mpbs I think?
  2. Bulldog321 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    I have an Apple airport extreme. I have the same settings as you, 2.4ghz for b/g and 5.0ghz for n.

    My speed also varies between 130 and 300mpbs. I believe the fluctuation is due to varying signal strength. Even when I am sitting in one spot, it will vary. I checked on my iMac and it does something.
  3. Jr1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    Well I returned the Belkin and bought an Airport Extreme instead. Problem solved, as I'm now getting a much higher Transmit Rate, I'm able to connect further away from the router, and I saved £5 with student discount :)

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