Wireless transmit rate in mid '09 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jazzmaster, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Jazzmaster macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I've been following this forum for quite some time after I first got an iPod touch and, recently, an MBP "17.

    Now, after I did some searches on the internet and couldn't find the answer, Im asking here:

    My MBP comes with a built-in draft-n wireless card. I bought a draft-n wireless router just for the purpose of utilizing greater wi-fi speeds, but there is one thing I noticed:
    when I boot MacOS and connect to the wireless network it shows me, tat the transmit rate of the network is 130 (Mbps I presume), on the other hand, when I boot to Windows (via Bootcamp) and connect to the same network - it shows a network speed of 280 Mbps. In both cases the transfer speed are relatively close and go up to 8-9 Megabytes per second.

    The question is - where's the catch? Am I getting something wrong, or is one of the operating systems just giving me the wrong info?
     
  2. tatical macrumors member

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    Jun 7, 2009
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    What's the make & model router are you using? What frequency are you using for 802.11n, 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz?

    I also have a mid 2009 MBP (2.8 GHz 15") & a Linksys WRT610N v2. My transfer rate is showing 300 Mbps right now (in the same room as the router).
     

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