Airport Extreme/-N- question

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by dadsp33k, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    dadsp33k

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    Please forgive my n00bishness. Does my macbook core 2 duo whatever have wireless n? and, i need a new router for my mac and two pc running vista. is airport extreme a good choice? i really like the idea of sharing a harddrive and printer via the usb hookup in the back of the router.
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

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    AFAIK, all Core 2 Duo notebooks have pre-802.11n, however, you need to enable it. If you buy the Airport Extreme base station, it'll come with the enabler on a CD. If you buy another brand base station, you can download the enabler for $1.99

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=6C04E07A&nplm=D4141ZM/A

    How are your two Vista machines going to connect to the network? Wireless or wired? If wireless, are they also 802.11n? If wired, do you know if they're 10/100/1000 or just 10/100?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    dadsp33k

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    one vista is a wireless laptop and the other is a desktop with a wireless adapter. isn't the airport extreme compatible with g also? can it put out g an n together?
     
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    jeremy.king

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    Keep in mind, if you have G clients (i.e. your Windows boxes), your MBP will only be G as well. A wireless network is as fast as the slowest connection.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    dadsp33k

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    i just picked up the airport extreme (i named the base tropria..lol). the clerk told me it would run n on my mac and g on the others at the same time..

    btw..i didn't know i could connect a hub to it to run multiple usb items between all computers..w00t!
     

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