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drdave
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wireless 'n' speed with homehub2

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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

 

David

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Hi,

 

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

Graphical representation of Wi-Fi channels in 2.4 GHz band (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11-2007#802.11-2007)
What you can do, logon to your BT Home Hub via your web browser 192.168.1.254, select Settings tab, enter your password, select wireless tab and scroll down to change channel.  It may be on 6, i use 11 and recieve a better input/output.
click on link below to goto wireless settings
cg

 

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drdave
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Thanks.

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

 

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hamish72
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Surely "N" is still within the 2.4 G same as the other 801 bits B and G
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drdave
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Yes but 'n' is supposed to be 5Ghz and therefore faster than g which is 2.4Ghz

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banz
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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). 

 

cheers

 

Banz

 

 

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hamish72
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Not so its still 2.4 transmission frequency Smiley Happy 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.[1][2]

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Chiffs
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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.

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drdave
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Thanks for your help and information. Now I understand why I do not see the 5Ghz band and speed.

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moshandy
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drdave, n doesn't use 5ghz band.
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