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jhero
Dec 15, 2010, 06:37 PM
Hey, I've recently bought a mac mini (newest revision) and I noticed that it's wireless card is a lot better at retaining high speeds (especially at 5ghz spectrum). Is there a pci-e wireless card that I could pop into the MP that's better?



alphaod
Dec 15, 2010, 07:42 PM
No the antenna placement in the Mac Pro is the issue. Same wireless cards.

jhero
Dec 15, 2010, 10:25 PM
Hmm, so there's no other 3rd party card I could install via pci-e?

ActionableMango
Dec 16, 2010, 03:47 PM
Hmm, so there's no other 3rd party card I could install via pci-e?

You can get the compatible Atheros or Broadcom models, but they'll just have the same problem.

I've read many people state their reception and throughput increased a great deal by going outside the metal case with a USB wi-fi stick. A PCI card with external antennas would probably do the trick too.