How To Configure MacBook AirPort for 5 ghz Wireless Band?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Saunderzs, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Saunderzs macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2008
    I have one of those "new" (well, mine's over a year old now) 13" aluminum-cased MacBooks (what is the official name for these anyways, Intel Core-Duo or something?... I digress). I am using the default/included 'AirPort' wireless thingy. All I want to know is:

    How do I ensure that my AirPort is configured properly to access a 5 ghz wireless band? I just setup my wireless router to broadcast at 5 ghz and I want to make sure my MacBook is receiving at 5 ghz/optimal speed. So, what steps do I take to check this and/or configure it as such?
  2. Saunderzs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2008
    Wow, guess I'm not the only one who doesn't know the answer to this, lol.
  3. Cabbit macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2006
    Hold the alt key then press the airport icon.
  4. Cool Runnings macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    It's as easy as that the airport just connects to the router that is broadcasting at 5 GHz. If you select 2.4GHz it connects at 2.4 GHz

    Just verify as the above poster; hold down ALT and select the airport in the menubar.

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