Wireless N Question.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Caris, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    Hey everyone.

    I have a Netgear Wireless N router and it is all set up for 270mbps. But Network Utility is only saying the speed is 130mbps. Does anyone know why this is? It does say "up to" 270mbps on my router but i imagine i should still get it.

    Any advice?

    - Matthew.
     
  2. Eric. macrumors regular

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    Does that router also broadcast b/g signals? If you only need the N (which is unlikely unless the MBP is the only wireless device), turn off the other ones and see if that changes it.
     
  3. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    Yeah the Mac is the only wireless device. I have options for b/g, up to 130mbps and up to 270mbps.

    I have the latter selected.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Is your router dual band--2.4GHz and 5GHz? If it isn't then the 270Mbps is a proprietary spec for Netgear wireless cards, so you need a Netgear ExpressCard to get that speed; other devices will only connect at 130Mbps; just so you know, the draft-N spec speeds is 130Mbps for 2.4GHz, and 300Mbps for 5GHz, there is no 270Mbps.
     

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