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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

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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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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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