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Totalshock
Jan 10, 2007, 08:26 AM
I'm confused about the current generation of 1.83 and 1.66 Core Duo minis -- do they, or do they not, have a wireless card which is realy for 802.11n if you buy an AirPort Extreme?

The Web site seems contradictory, saying that all "currently shipping" Macs except the 17" iMac do, in fact, feature such a card, but then, where they list the actual models, they don't sem to specifically list the mini anywhere.

Anyone have any guesses? Or better still, definitive answers? ;-)

Thanks!



livingfortoday
Jan 10, 2007, 09:20 AM
The Apple page does not list the Mini as n capable, sadly:

These Mac computers support 802.11n in the new AirPort Extreme Base Station using the included enabler software:

iMac with Intel Core 2 Duo (except 17-inch, 1.83GHz iMac)
MacBook with Intel Core 2 Duo
MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo
Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme card option

iW00t
Jan 10, 2007, 02:21 PM
Wait for the next update. 802.11n is too expensive for Apple to put into a $699 computer.

Dont Hurt Me
Jan 10, 2007, 02:26 PM
Wait for the next update. 802.11n is too expensive for Apple to put into a $699 computer.Your right Im sure its at least a dollar maybe 2.

iW00t
Jan 10, 2007, 02:28 PM
Your right Im sure its at least a dollar maybe 2.

Steve sells millions of these, a dollar difference can mean free private jet or not!

MacDonaldsd
Jan 10, 2007, 03:40 PM
Im sure they will get it at the next update

4JNA
Jan 10, 2007, 05:02 PM
don't think the current card in the mini is capable. it is an intel (made for apple) card, but is an exact match to THIS (http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/products/wireless/prowireless_mobile.htm). you have to take the optical/hd carrier off to get to it, but should be a fairly easy upgrade when intel/apple release the next gen of cards.

of course, if they release a software upgrade to 'n', i take it all back...:o

trainguy77
Jan 11, 2007, 02:28 PM
Yeah I don't think the minis have wireless N. I was very glad though when my mac pro was listed as supported. As many of us thought the Mac Pros card did not support it.