How to use 5GHz with MacBook Pro?

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  1. XMizer macrumors member

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    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 604

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    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

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

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