How to use 5GHz with MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XMizer, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. XMizer macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2012
    I just bought a dual band router (Linksys E3200)
    I have a Late 2011 MBP.
    How do I know whether my MBP is using the 2.4 ghz or the 5 ghz band?
    And, how do I make my make use the 5 ghz band?
  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    If you press and hold the option key while clicking the WiFi status icon, it will show you number of connection statistics, including whether its a 5GHz network. As how how to use it... well, you just set it up on the router and the MBP will connect to it.
  3. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Option-click the Wi-Fi icon in your menubar. Your frequency is listed next to your channel.
  4. XMizer thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2012

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