Anyone try upgrading a CD with a C2D wireless card yet?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by logandzwon, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt the wireless module is on a separate card on the machine. Especially on a thin laptop like the mb/mbp.
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    It IS a separate card.
     
  4. iSee macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, someone's got to try this. I only have a CD MBP.

    I'm so n-vious of the C2D's :D
     
  5. logandzwon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm perfectly willing to experiment if someone else buys the card. I am not certified with apple hardware, but I do hold A+ cert, plus have replaced numerous parts in various other manufacturers' notebooks.

    BTW here is a pic of the card installed;
    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/87/images_large/06.jpg
     
  6. breakfastcrew macrumors 6502

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    how.....are you going to get an n card cause I know they don't sell them separately.
     
  7. emotion macrumors 68040

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    :) I stand corrected.
     
  8. iQuit macrumors 6502a

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    It won't work due to lack of antennas in the previous macbooks.
     
  9. logandzwon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully that is the only issue, and that isn't really a big issue. Even if the extra antenna is even needed we'll just add it while we're in there.
     
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    Erm...what? There are antennas in the old MacBooks...
     
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    802.11n utilizes 3 antennas whereas 802.11b uses 2. It wouldn't be difficult to add a third if CD MacBooks aren't prewired.
     
  12. logandzwon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    * you mean the 802.11g in macs (you said 802.11b.)

    The two antenna system isn't a requirement of the spec either, basicly the card monitors both and antenna and uses the one with the better connection. Only one is actually used at a time.
     
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    Well 802.11b and 802.11g both utilize 2 antennas, but yes, more specifically, 802.11g.
     

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