How can I tell if my mac is 802.11n

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mcarnes, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. mcarnes macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

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    It's the "n" that I'm wondering about. It's an older MBP with 2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo. I can't seem to find the info under About This Mac (it just says the card is an "Airport Extreme").
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Go to Applications>Utilities>Network Utility then click info. Then chose your network interface (en1). This should tell you if you have "N" enabled.
     
  3. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Is this a good thing to have the "N" enabled?
     
  4. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    If you have a draft N router, you would want a N-enabled machine for faster connectivity.
     
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I have the same model. Bought it in April 2007. I think it was late enough that I didn't need the 802.11n enabler, but I am almost 100% sure that your MBP at least supports 802.11n. Follow the instructions above to check if it is already activated.
     
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  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    10.5 made the enabler obsolete
    No as some shipped with N but didn't label it as N. The chip supported it the software didn't. Then they released a software "enabler" that enabled it. 10.5 also will do the same thing as the enabler.
     
  8. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    That is correct.
     

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