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    802.11g not n
    I have a White Macbook 13'' 2009 Intel Core Duo 2. Running OS X 10.6.6

    I'm using a HG556A Wireless Router which definitely supports 802.11n..

    When I hold alt/option and click on my airport it says the PHY mode is 802.11g

    Can anyone please tell me why and/or what I can do to change this to 802.11n

    Many thanks in advance!!

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    Specs:
    ................................ OLD: MBP 13" Mid 09 .......... NEW: MBP 13" Mid 12 ..........
    same here

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    I can't find much info about the HG556a. But I have found the user guide https://broadband.vodafone.ie/downlo...viceManual.pdf

    Can't see any reference to 802.11n - unless this is a different router to yours that just happens to be named the same. Who's the manufacturer? The manual is for one made by Huawei

    This is the closest I can find to a spec - only mentions 802.11b & g:
    Huawei HG556a 300M 3G wireless router:
    International brands Vodafone (Vodafone) customized products company
    Built ADSL2 (for ADSL broadband, plug devices directly to the telephone line), 3 USB interface (supports USB2.0 standard), support for 3G wireless router. That is, ordinary ADSL lines and dual-use equipment, 3G routers, CPU uses Broadcom BCM6358, 300MHZ processor, FLASH for the 16M, 64M large memory.

    Item Specification:
    An external fixed omni-directional antenna

    The transmission distance: Furthest indoor 100 meters, outdoor 300 meters far

    Support: IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x, CSMA / CA, CSMA / CD, TCP / IP, DHCP, ICMP, NAT, PPPoE

    LAN port: 4 10/100M adaptive RJ45 Port

    WAN port: 1 10/100M adaptive RJ45 Port

    Frequency Range: 2.4 ~ 2.4835GHz

    11g: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6M

    11b: 11/5.5/2/1M

    Data modulation: BPSK, QPSK, CCK and OFDM (BPSK/QPSK/16-QAM / 64-QAM

    RF Power: 17dBm

    External power adapter output: 9V ~ 50Hz 0.8A

    Package Including:
    Huawei HG556a X 1
    Power adapter X 1
    ADSL Micro-Filter X 1
    Telephone Cable X 1
    PC/LAN Cable X 1
    Base X 1
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    Mine says he same MBP 13". PHY Mode 802.11g, transmit rate 54.

    Found the specs on Apple site:
    Communications
    AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking2 (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
    10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

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    Thanks for your reply mrplow.. Yup thats the router but mine must be an upraded version
    because I've looked at the Box Statisitics and it definitely says 802.11b+g+n..

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    In that case just use that guide to log into the router and change the network type to g and n or just n. The default will just be b/g
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    Quote Originally Posted by quin View Post
    Mine says he same MBP 13". PHY Mode 802.11g, transmit rate 54.

    Found the specs on Apple site:
    Communications
    AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking2 (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
    10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
    Those are the MacBook specs. That's not the issue, I'm sure the MacBook is n capable it's just that the router isn't transmitting an n network at the moment
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