802.11n card into MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by the litle fish, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. the litle fish macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2006
    I am a first time owner of an apple product and I have heard/read rumors about this 802 card. How do I find out if my Macbook pro has it I went into the AirPort Card Information. And this is what I got.

    Wireless Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x168C, 0x86)
    Wireless Card Locale: USA
    Wireless Card Firmware Version: 0.1.27
    Current Wireless Network: wireless network not available

    Any help would be appreciated thanks.

    The little fish
  2. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    Hi, I am not 100% sure but I think that only the MacBook Pro with the Core 2 Duo processors have the 'n' card. I am sure that you will be able to buy an ExpressCard 34 that supports the 'n' standard.
  3. inf macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2006
    Helsinki, Finland
    C2D Macbook Pros have the n-card installed, but OS X only recognizes it to be g-standard card. In Windows you can get it to recognize as n-card.
  4. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    its not a full on n-card. It is draft, which means its kinda like a "beta". It's already been confirmed with an actual picture of the logic board, there's an n-draft chip inside.
  5. the litle fish thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2006
    Location of info for duo core?

    thanks for the info so far guys I just checked all of my hardware contents in "About This Mac" and could not find a reference. Would anyone know where this info would be listed/ thanks in advance.
  6. TWEO macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2006
    You can only see it if you install windows on it using Boot Camp. OSX recognizes it as an 802.11g card and there is no way to tell if it really is 'just' an 802.11g card or if it's secretly a 802.11 draft-n card.

    But if you know whether you have a Core Duo or a Core 2 Duo processor you also know which kind of card you've got in there.
  7. Selenolycus macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2006
    Northern Hemisphere
    Apple Logo -> About This Mac

    To the right or Processor, where X is a variable, if X Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, you have an a Draft-N card.

    If it is X Ghz Intel Core Duo, you do not have a Draft-N card.

    I think, anyway.

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