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inSSIDer


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Has anyone used inSSIDer 2.1? I have it on my laptop, but it is only showing 2.4 GHz connections. Why won't it show the 5GHz connections? Both are enabled on the APs and my macbook is connecting on channel 44, so I know it's using 5ghZ.

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Userlevel 6
Hi, Laura!

I used inSSIDer 4 - it's normally show 2,4 and 5GHz
May your lap-top don't have 2,4GHz on wireless NIC?
Userlevel 1
My laptop has to have a 5GHz wifi adapter to see the 5GHz networks on inSSIDer?
my laptop says it has 802.11b/g/n 1x1
Userlevel 7
Laura wrote:

My laptop has to have a 5GHz wifi adapter to see the 5GHz networks on inSSIDer?
my laptop says it has 802.11b/g/n 1x1

Hi Laura,
Yes, your laptop will need an a/b/g/n adapter to see the 5GHz networks.
Userlevel 1
Laura wrote:

My laptop has to have a 5GHz wifi adapter to see the 5GHz networks on inSSIDer?
my laptop says it has 802.11b/g/n 1x1

is there an iSSIDer program available for macbooks
?
Userlevel 7
Laura wrote:

My laptop has to have a 5GHz wifi adapter to see the 5GHz networks on inSSIDer?
my laptop says it has 802.11b/g/n 1x1

There appears to be a Mac version, but it isn't free.
http://www.inssider.com/inssider4/
Userlevel 7
Are you trying to use inSSIDer on a different laptop than the one you said is connected to channel 44?
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yeah i was using it on my hp, but my macbook has the 5ghz band.
I use version 3.0.7.38. Hiden in the Menue (top - left) you find "View". Tried to select "Both Bands"? I think the default option is 2,4 GHz only.

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