Late 2006 MacBook Pro - Enabled 802.11n - Only running at 54 when others can do 130?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RoboCop001, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

    Oct 4, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Hi everyone,

    I've got a late 2006 MacBook Pro and installed the Wireless N enabler a while back.

    I've got Snow Leopard now, and the card still reads as N capable in both Network Utility and System Profiler.

    I've sometimes been able to connect at N speeds, but not always.

    For example, right now I'm on my office's wireless network. Another guy has a MacBook Pro (a year newer than mine so it shipped with N enabled), but I can only get 54 speeds, while he can get 130.

    Any ideas? Could it just be a router setting?

    I option+clicked on the AirPort menu item and took a screenshot. My coworker is also on Channel 6, at 2.4GHz

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  2. Mr Dobey macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2008
    Are you getting full reception? If so, your most likely never even going to hit speeds as high as 54Mbs anyway.
  3. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

    Bear Hunter

    Aug 10, 2008
    It has to be a router issue. I'm getting a transmit rate of 300


    Edit: Then again your router is set to 2.4 GHz which would cut down the transmit rate, so 130 to 140 is probably about right in your buddies MBP
  4. RoboCop001 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 4, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    We're about 10 feet away from each other, and the router is about 10 feet behind us haha.


    Could a router serve one computer at one speed, and another computer at a slower speed all in the same vicinity?

    And if it's a router thing, any ideas of what it might be? Or if it's a computer problem?

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