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Checking if your Mac computer has the 5 GHz network band capability

If your Mac computer has an 802.11a or 802.11n wireless network adapter, then it becomes 5 GHz network band capable.

To identify Linksys dual-band routers and devices that support both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, click here.  For instructions on checking if your Windows computer is compatible with the 5 GHz frequency, click here.

This article will guide you in checking whether the wireless adapter of your Mac computer has the 5 GHz network band capability.

Step 1:
Click the Apple icon. 

 

Step 2:
Select About this Mac.

Step 3:
Click the More Info… button.

Step 4:
Select Airport and then check Supported PHY Modes.

In this example, the Supported PHY Modes indicate that the Mac computer supports 802.11a/b/g/n wireless standards.  This means that the computer has the 5 GHz network band capability.
 

Related Article:

Difference between connecting to 5 GHz and 2.4 Ghz band 

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