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

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    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

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

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    Hold the alt key then press the airport icon.
     
  4. Cool Runnings macrumors regular

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    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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