3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2009 4:01 PM by WhoKnows?
ReekoB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have the new dual-band AEBS.

I was interested in finding out whether my new macbook aluminium was connected on the 5ghz N network or the 2.4 ghz b/g network.

I downloaded and installed istumbler, which finds 2 seperate networks. One at a frequency of 2412 (2.4 ghz) and the other network at a frequency of -1.

No matter how i configure the network, it never shows a frequency of 5000.

Holding the alt key + clicking airport in the top right shows me some details of the connected wireless network.

If i set up a seperate network for the N only 5ghz network my transmit rate does not go above 54, however the b/g network goes above 54.

Here is a link to a gallery of pics that may explain it better.

http://gallery.me.com/baker.rk#100097

although the pics show the standard 2.4 network at a transmit rate of 54 it does go higher and lower. the N network doesnt move.

And i have tried seperating the 5ghz network and 2.4 but it makes no difference with istumbler and gives me slower speedtest.net results all round.

This coupled with the fact i cant remotely connect to my usb HDD using back to my mac are starting to make me regret this AEBS. One thing it is not is simple.

Macbook 2.0 (Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • 1. Re: AEBS N network or B/G network
    WhoKnows? Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    {quote} I downloaded and installed istumbler, which finds 2 seperate networks. One at a frequency of 2412 (2.4 ghz) and the other network at a frequency of -1.{quote}


    Just the way it works for 5 GHz frequencies, in my experience.

    I guess the 5 GHz band for 802.11n isn't legal in the UK, so your new simultaneous-band AEBS is restricted? Discussion at http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-607652.html.
  • 2. Re: AEBS N network or B/G network
    ReekoB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thankyou very much for that link.

    so far, i have paid £139 for the AEBS, found that it doesnt support PPPoA (which nearly all of the UK ISP require) so had to get a modem with a PPPoE to PPPoA bridge (draytek vigor 100) which was an extra £50.

    now i can only use one of the 2 bands, and my external hard drive is set up with mobile me and i cannot remotely access it, at all. not once.

    every one of these issues has taken HOURS of research to try and fix, and Apple provides hardly any support with this thing. It's rediculous.

    Can anyone suggest a 3rd party router that would offer the networking capabilities (usb HDD) of the AEBS, or a guide to set it up for remote connection WITHOUT using mobileme.

    A nte aswell, i posted a review on the apple store uk website over a week ago about the whole PPPoA and PPPoE scenario, and it has strategically not been put up yet. It would save allot of potential buyers allot of hassle.
  • 3. Re: AEBS N network or B/G network
    WhoKnows? Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    {quote}Can anyone suggest a 3rd party router that would offer the networking capabilities (usb HDD) of the AEBS...{quote}


    Keeping possible US-UK differences in mind, I'd start here: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/.


    {quote}...or a guide to set it up for remote connection WITHOUT using mobileme.{quote}


    I haven't done that, but here's where I'd look: http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/airport-n.