HT2447: How to tell if 802.11n-enabling software is installedLearn about How to tell if 802.11n-enabling software is installed
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to bliarg)
You checked here:
The following Macs have a wireless card built-in that supports 802.11n:
- MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo
- MacBook with Intel Core 2 Duo
- Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme option
- iMac with Intel Core 2 Duo (except the 17-inch, 1.83GHz iMac)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 11:47 AM (in response to sig)
sig thanks for that but i have already looked there and that is not the issue in my case. Unfortunately a late 2006 macbook pro with an intel core 2 duo that does not have the wireless n. When I checked the network utility it states (802.11 a/b/g). I know that the airport extreme i have in this mac can support wireless n but I cannot find the software to upgrade it to wireless n.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to bliarg)
You may have to upgrade OS X to a newer version for that support. That may be hard to do.
What is wrong with the G band you are now using? All routers that have N support B and G if not A, B and G.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to bliarg)
I don't know where you are looking but your MBP supports wireless n from the get go.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 1:13 PM (in response to sig)
From the site you posted sig "AirPort Extreme (although the Core 2 Duo models support 802.11n as well as 802.11g after a firmware update)" The problem is I cant get the firmware update also know as 802.11n enabler software.
Shootist I currently have no problem accessing wireless g from my router but I was hopeing to get a faster more consistant signal from the wireless n that my router has. I hope when I get upgraded to snow leopard it fixes the wireless n issue. unfortunately before i can upgrade to snow leopard I need to get an external dvd drive (superdrive broke many years ago) and a ram upgrade (currently running 1 gb going to upgrade to 2x2gb)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 1:20 PM (in response to bliarg)
I don't know what you are reading but core 2 duo's come with wireless 'n' as standard.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to bliarg)
I found this in a google search.
It seems Sig is incorrect except that the WiFi card does do N but you need either that enabler or a newer OS X version. Your Mac with the original OS X version does not support the N band.
You can Find the enabler other places then the App Store, Google is your friend. Or you can upgrade the OS to a newer release.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to noondaywitch)
Right that is IF you install the Enabler or a newer version of OS X then what the OP is running.
You need either the Enabler or Leopard or newer version of OS X for the WiFi card to do N band.
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