Airport BTO vs. Self-Install Difference?

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  1. ncc1701 macrumors newbie

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    Is there a difference between having apple install the airport card and buying it afterwards and installing yourself?

    ie.
    Antenna port?
    Signal strength?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    No difference. The antenna is already in there. You or Apple just installed the card.

    Notes:
    1) All notebooks come standard with built in airport cards.
    2) You may have to get apple to put on in a mini (I hear its hard to do yourself)
     
  3. eleveneastgate macrumors 6502

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    What kind of Mac do you have? I think some are easier to install then others...

    More info please. ;)
     
  4. ncc1701 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just ordered a dual 2.3. Opted fer the 9650 and added bluetooth but not the airport.

    It should be simple to install!

    Thanks
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    Is it too late to change your order?

    The only difference on tha system could be price (BT+Airport is discounted a bit) and also, if you buy AppleCare, it only covers what was bought with the machine.
     

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