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    Hello:

    I'm writting here since i've been having troubleshoot configuring Airport Extreme the way i want. I would like to configure it in order to enable WIFI 802.11G/A (5 GHz) and another one with WIFI 802.11N (2,4 GHz).

    I beleive that my model doesn't allow 802.11N 5 GHz (Model MC340LL/A)...is that right?

    -This is the configuration i have in Airport Utility:



    -The configuration i got in the Wireless Network Options (5 GHz):



    -My mac shows the following characteristics of my 5GHz network:



    -My mac shows the following characteristics of my 2,4GHz network:



    -The characteristics shown by IStumbler for my network:





    As you can see, my Mac tells me i got tow wifi networks:
    IUMR --> 802.11g de 2,4 GHz
    IUMR5 --> 802.11a de 5GHz

    Istubler says another thing:
    IUMR --> 802.11g de 2,4 GHz
    IUMR5 --> 802.11n de 5GHz

    1. Is it correctly configured my Airport Extreme?

    2. Is this the best configuration i can have in order to get the best of my network?
    I need the bet performance for my network, since i'm doing 1080p HD video streaming. I have an HDD connected to my Airport Extreme and I algo have an WDTV Live Plus wich reads the content from my HDD through my network. That's whi i need the best performance possible.

    3. Am i having the best network speed? I beleive is 802.11N

    Thanks for your help.

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    First, I have to applaud the thoroughness of this post. Easily one of the best 1st posts I've seen. I'd probably be more help if my Spanish was a little better (meaning a lot better). I'm not quite sure what's going on - but your router is definitely 'n' capable and you definitely do not seem to be getting a very good link rate.

    First - I'd turn off all other devices that are trying to connect - and just ensure you have a single 802.11n device trying to connect (no a,b or g devices) - to start the trouble shooting. Move the 'n' device close enough to wnsure you have good signal strength and see if it shows you with an 'n' connection. I don't have an AE (yet) so I'm not familiar with any unique menus that may be available.

    Also - which Mac do you have? Is it an older Mac?

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    Airport Extreme WIFI N

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    Thanks Brian! I'm trying to do my best
    I've edited the original post in order to upload pictures with Airport Utility and my system in english.

    As you can see, now the information says it works under 802.11N. When i first posted the images, it told me it was working on 802.11A (2,4 GHz) and 802.11G (5 GHz).

    I thought my Airport Extreme wasn't able to transmit 802.11N on 5GHz, i was wrong?

    Answering your question: I have an MacBook (13-inch Late 2006) (Intel Core 2 Duo).
    I'm attaching a print of Aiport system information:



    I'm still wondering about the questions i mentioned on my first post.
    Thanks for your help!

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    First as far as I know g has never operated in the 5GHz range only a and n.
    b,g and n can all operate in the 2.4GHz.
    I would also switch to WPA2 personnal instead of the combo WPA/WPA2 you selected
    besides better security it seems to help with signal quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanU View Post
    Hello:

    I'm writting here since i've been having troubleshoot configuring Airport Extreme the way i want. I would like to configure it in order to enable WIFI 802.11G/A (5 GHz) and another one with WIFI 802.11N (2,4 GHz).
    You can configure 802.11 A/B/G/N in the 2.4Ghz range but only 802.11G/N in the 5Ghz range. Your Model is capable of doing just that.

    Unfortunately I am not and home and don't have access to my network to verify what your picture shows.


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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    You can configure 802.11 A/B/G/N in the 2.4Ghz range but only 802.11G/N in the 5Ghz range. Your Model is capable of doing just that.

    Unfortunately I am not and home and don't have access to my network to verify what your picture shows.
    Slight clarification on the above. Should be 802.11b/g/n in 2.4GHz and 802.11a/n in the 5 GHz bands.

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    Thanks for your response.
    My router will always transmit i all combinations? I mean:
    It will transmit in b, g and n at the same time? My computer will connect to the best one from the ones available?

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    Yes to the first question and the second if its a late model meaning the last couple of years. This is the same model I have which is the model before the current one with
    improved range radios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    Slight clarification on the above. Should be 802.11b/g/n in 2.4GHz and 802.11a/n in the 5 GHz bands.
    I thought it would do a in 2.4Ghz but I guess not. That seems odd somehow. The G/N was a typo, good catch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    I thought it would do a in 2.4Ghz but I guess not. That seems odd somehow. The G/N was a typo, good catch.
    Understandable since primarily - g was the addition of OFDM which 802.11a was already using. Basically g brought a to the 2.4GHz band - but by definition a is 5GHz.

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