802.11n card?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iMacZealot, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I've been meaning to buy another Airport, and I like the idea of the new 802.11n AirPort Extreme, but do you think Apple will release a card that I can stick into my iMac G5 and get 802.11n, or should I just buy an 802.11g AirPort Extreme on clearance?

    Thanks.
     
  2. grafikat macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that I saw Belkin had a wireless N card....?
     
  3. stevento macrumors 6502

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    i got the belkin n1 after the linksys was terrible
    it works.
    you can get an n card at best buy.
     
  4. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh, I can get a 3rd party card? I thought I needed an Apple one!
     
  5. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    No. You can't even get an Apple one for selected models except to throw your old Mac and buy a new one.

    That's the macintosh way.
     
  6. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure someone will introduce an external USB 802.11n adapter... but for Mac drivers you might have to wait a little bit. Keep an eye on a site like http://www.xlr8yourmac.com to see if a Mac compatible one is released.
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    I'm getting a bit sick of your attitude. It probably won't be too long before a third party makes an N card for iMac G5s.
     
  8. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    I agree... every post made is negative...
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You'll likely be able to get one for the recent PowerMacs. Mine only supports a 802.11b card internally but I've got an 802.11g card in a PCI slot.
     
  10. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Well like I said selected Macs.

    You either need to fish around for the right card containing the correct chipset that matches the ones used by Apple, or you have to fork out money buying the OrangeWare drivers that are written by some third party guys. Either way it is a royal pain in the arse.
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've seen more USB adapters lately for a variety of uses. It's possible that things will be covered for Intel-based machines much better than had ever been done for the PowerPC-based machines.

    Have hope. Things seem better every year.
     
  12. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    An airport express card would be nice for Core Duo Macbook pro owners, but its such a small market i the long run, a USB one for all older macs makes much more sense.
     

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