I have an Apple Macbook Pro with wireless 'n' card installed. I have a bt home hub2 with wireless 'n' capability. So why does my wireless indicator tell me that it is connected at 2.4 GHz. How can I change it to use the faster speed? I cannot see anything in hub set up to change this.
Any help appreciated
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That sounds about right,
Wireless use the 2.4 Ghz spectruum - it may be possible that the particular channel set on your homehub is the same as your neighbours and hence receiving a non wireless N speed - have a look at the grapic below
I have changed the channel to 11 as you suggest but the channel indicator still shows (2.4Ghhz).
Also your last link does not open, sorry
Not sure about the 5ghz bit - where did you get that info from?
however 2.4ghz is the frequency of the radio signal which is used nothing to do with speed/bitrate. The bitrate of wirelss b is 11Mbps wireleess g is 54Mbps and n is (I think 130Mbps).
Not so its still 2.4 transmission frequency as is the other 801 standards
IEEE 802.11n-2009 is an amendment to the IEEE 802.11-2007 wireless networking standard to improve network throughput over the two previous standards — 802.11a and 802.11g — with a significant increase in the maximum raw data rate from 54 Mbit/s to 600 Mbit/s with the use of four spatial streams at a channel width of 40 MHz.
The HH transmits in 2.4ghz not 5.
Download and run inSSDer from here http://download.cnet.com/inSSIDer/3000-2085_4-10848357.html you can now see what networks are around you and which channels would be best. You can scan 2.4 and 5 ghz.
On my N band windows 7 laptop i can see im connected via N band at 130mbps if i select connection status.
Thanks for your help and information. Now I understand why I do not see the 5Ghz band and speed.