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May 11, 2010

So I'm trying to connect my MBP to my new Belkin Double N+ (F6D6230uk4) router. I have 2.4 ghz set to b/g and 5 ghz set to n and 20/40hz bandwidth. Last night, when I connected to the router for the first time, I was showing 300mbps, when you Options+click the Airport icon. However, now I'm only showing 145mbps. To be fair, I may have changed a few settings between now and then, but I have no idea how I was able to get 300mbps before. It's as though it's only connecting to one channel, instead of two, which is required for 300mpbs I think?

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MacBook Pro :: WiFi Connection - Cannot Connect To 5GHz On Dual Band Bt Home Hub

Dec 1, 2014

I have a macBook pro, running Yosemite, and cannot connect to 5GHz on my dual band bt home hub.  Keeps saying 'invalid password' even though it is correct.  I have given the 2GHz and 5GHz separate names and passwords and can now connect to 2GHz without dropping al the time, but am frustrated re 5GHZ.  Even when stood next to the router it will not connect or recognise password.

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Apr 30, 2010

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Dec 16, 2010

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Mar 19, 2009

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Feb 22, 2010

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Oct 4, 2010

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Mar 11, 2010

I installed a WRT400N router via my PC several months back and used an adapter to utilize the Dual Band, Wireless N network. The product worked very well on my PC.

I recently bought a 27" iMac. It easily connected to the 2.4 Ghz Wireless N network. Performance and reliability are both good. However, I cannot see the 5Ghz network listed as an available network. Video streaming is not as good without the 5Ghz network.

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May 1, 2009

[URL:...] over on engadget today was this article, setting up a dual band (for those that havent yet bought apples new extreme). I have a question about doing this. Here is my set up.

1 mac mini - ethernet to router
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$10000000 to S. Jobs.

will doing this dual band set up essentially mean i have two independent networks? I would like to have my printer, mini, and wireless music appear on all set ups.

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Oct 16, 2009

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My TC is connected to the HH via Ethernet and in Bridge Mode When on the N network the iMac has the same router IP as the iPhone which is forced on the HH network I was hoping that g clients on the HH Network would, via the Ethernet bridge, be able to connect to the clients on the TC n only network. However, with my current set up this isn't happening. My Airport Express which I use for AirTunes is an old g type and my iPhones are obviously g. As a result if my Mac and Mac Mini are on the TC N network then they iTunes can't connect with the Express and apps on my iPhone that connect across wi-fi to the Mini can't do so. Apart from getting a dual band TC is there any way I can get what I want (my Express and iPhones not pulling down the n network to G standards)? I guess I could bite the bullet and get an n AX, leaving just the iPhones dragging things down when they're in use. The reason for me wanting to do this was because AirTunes often cuts out (desired solution wouldn't solve this but TC backups are probably causing heavy network traffic when I'm streaming music), I get a poor wi-fi signal in the garden and iTunes Library sharing between iMac and Mini is unreliable.

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Apr 28, 2009

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May 29, 2009

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If i can configure this Netgear monstrosity to my current network and have it broadcast at 2.4GHz, I'd be free to bump my AEBS up to 5GHz and enjoy significantly faster speeds overall. The only thing connected at 5GHz would be this - my shiny, new 15" MBP 2.66. The Netgear unit would be set in bridge mode (or its ancient equivalent), and would handle the lesser capable gadgets, including the iPhone, which would still be able to be used as an itunes remote and all that other lovely stuff.

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Oct 17, 2010

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Nov 19, 2010

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Jun 12, 2009

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I have spent no less than 14 hours on the phone with Linksys, can't get through to Western Digital, and Applecare tells me they don't work with PC hardware.

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May 23, 2010

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Dec 20, 2010

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Jul 3, 2012

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Apr 13, 2009

It took me a lOOONG time but I finally bit the bullet and bought a macbook. So far so good, I will be giving it a memory upgrade in a few weeks but right now I could use some serious help.

The computer won't connect to my Netgear WGR614 wifi router. I called Apple, they said the airport works and I may need a router firmware update. I updated the Netgear router. I have tried using the WEP, the WPA and also tried with the router set to zero security. The macbook still won't connect. Here is the kicker, my old windows based laptop and my wifes newer netbook picked up the new upgrade without issue.

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May 19, 2009

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Oct 13, 2010

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Aug 8, 2009

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Jan 11, 2011

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However, I ran out and bought a brand new Belkin Share wireless router and now neither that nor the Airport can connect to the internet even when the lights on the modem say all is well. Unfortunately, the Belkin came with it's own software package for router management and setup, which I'm not too keen on. It kept saying it couldn't connect to the modem or that the internet connection to the modem was lost. In tonight's efforts, I'm always able to plug my MBP right into the modem and get a connection, but as soon as I move that cable to the Airport or the new Belkin, my internet is gone. The Airport connection in the Network section of System Preferences always comes up as connected, but the Belkin glows dark red instead of green and the accompanying software says no connection to the internet can be found.

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Feb 21, 2012

if there is anyway to lock the wifi card of my macbook to only use (a) 5.2ghz ? 

At my work place we have a lot of repeaters and some are on 5ghz and some on 2.4ghz, On my pc I can manage the driver settings to only run on 5ghz and the result is a much faster connection with better perfomance than my macbook air. 

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Mar 3, 2009

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Apr 8, 2010

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Jun 9, 2009

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