How can I enable 2013 TC/AE 450M 11n support?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by believlle, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. believlle macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
    i got a 2013 TC days ago, just found my macbook and mac mini could only connect at 300Mbps max, and it said that on apple's page 2013 TC/AE support 450Mbps on 11n.

    and i'm sure my macbook and mini support 450mbps as i can see it on the original box.

    i did some search on google, using airport utility can set airport using wide band on 5ghz but i can't find that option on latest airport utility...

    anyone sorts this problem and gets a 450mbps connection?
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    you can download the old version of airport utility (version 5.6.1) from the website, it works on mountain lion, but not sure about compatibilty with the newer base stations.

    the new version drops a lot of features.

    you can have both versions installed at the same time.
    also thank you.
    i hadn't really thought about it, but i was only connecting at a bit over 200, so i went and checked my router (linksys e4200) and realized i had never enabled wide channels.
    now i'm close to 400
  3. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    Whether you can get to 300mbps or 450mbps depends on the number of antennas in your computer. From what I've seen, the laptops I've owned (rMBP, MBA) say 300mbps max. But my iMac says 450mbps max. So I think in your case, the limitation may be in your Macbook and Mac mini, not the base station.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    With the older Time Capsule and Airport Extreme, my late 2012 mini and mid-2012 15" Macbook Pro connect at 450MBps while a 2012 Air connects at 300. There's nothing I had to configure so I assume the newer Airport base stations are the same.

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