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Another Silly Question

Hello Guy I'm me again I have another silly question.

Recently I bought a MacBook Pro and I was checking it's wireless specifications and I found this.

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I live in Mexico and we have a lot of 2.4 GHz networks, my questions is some days ago I visit a transport company and they have AP with dual band 2.4 & 5 Ghz and in the WLC both bad was support.

My question is.. if I try to connect this networ I will able to join in what band? 2.4 or 5 Ghz ? Or I will see 2 SSID with the same name?

I'm so lost =(

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Re: Another Silly Question

Hi Daniel,

here how you can do it on windows 7

(Wireless NIC Configure -> Advanced tab->Preferred band -> 2.4Gor 5G)

HTH

Rasika

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Another Silly Question

You can't choose what band to connect on with any Apple laptops. My MacBook Pro prefers the 2.4ghz and I really don't care as long as it's working. That is the key:)

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-Scott
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Re: Another Silly Question

Hi Daniel,

You will see only one SSID. It would be up to the client to decide which radio it would connect to. The client verify various parameters like RSSI, load on AP etc... and make a decision to which radio it should connect to. In a normal case if a SSID is broadcasted by two radios the client would tend to see higher RSSI from 802.11 g radio and it would try connect to it..

But if you are using any windows client you could disable either of radios on the laptop in case you have any preference of radio the client should use.

Hope that helps

Regards

Najaf

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Re: Another Silly Question

So for example...

In this company the most part of the user are using laptop with b/g/n in 2.4 that means that If I going in and i try to connect my MacBook Pro Always I will connect on 2.4 Network?

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Another Silly Question

The decision to join which AP and which protocol lies with the wireless NIC of the client (and not the access point).

You can force the NIC to specifically join an 802.11a/n or 802.11b/g network. 

Another Silly Question

Leo

Do you know where I can force my nic on my MacBok Pro and where I can do it on Windows?

VIP Purple

Re: Another Silly Question

Hi Daniel,

here how you can do it on windows 7

(Wireless NIC Configure -> Advanced tab->Preferred band -> 2.4Gor 5G)

HTH

Rasika

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Another Silly Question

Can you please mark this thread as "Answered"?

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Another Silly Question

You can't choose what band to connect on with any Apple laptops. My MacBook Pro prefers the 2.4ghz and I really don't care as long as it's working. That is the key:)

Sent from Cisco Technical Support iPhone App

-Scott
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