Core 2 Duo has 802.11n Wireless Card SCOOP

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  1. Peace macrumors P6

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    Ok. I'm not under the Apple NDA because this was found on my iMac Core 2 Duo 2.33 booting to the new 5728 version of Vista RC1 and I did not purchase the computer through the ADC.

    So have a look..This NOT fake!

    My apologies if MacRumors gets a nasty letter but I repeat I did not fake this nor did this come from ANY version of OSX.
     

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  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Hot damn. Wonder if anyone can get their hands on some pre-N hardware to test it with.
     
  3. kildraik macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... I would like to see if other Windows on Core2Duo Mac users are coming up with the same screen, not that I'm calling it a fake, but it would be more reliable.
     
  4. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Forgive my ignorance... what tells us that this is a screenshot from a Mac? (Hoaxing aside--obviously that would be simple.)
     
  5. Peace thread starter macrumors P6

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    its not a screenshot from my iMac.I used my digital camera to get a close up since I dont know how to do screenshots in Vista.

    I can take a pic of the iMac with the system in it but the file would be 2 megs.

    I'll try to get it up on my mac site in a few minutes.

    Besides.I'm a member of the ADC and am very worried right now ok?
     
  6. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Well with Airport Base Stations being delayed by weeks if not months this makes alot of sense.
     
  7. lenso macrumors newbie

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    it's 802.11n wireless card!!!!

    it's 802.11n wireless card!!!!
     
  8. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    So an iMac running Vista?
    What about a screen shot with Tiger recognising this card?
     
  9. nagromme macrumors G5

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    I don't know where on Earth I would send data at 802.11n speeds, but if my new iMac arrives with the ability, I won't object :D
     
  10. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Wow. Thats awesome. Hopefully Apple comes out with an 802.11n base station and then can market the iMacs and MBP's as 802.11n machines... but I wonder why the Mac Pros wouldn't be 802.11n, too.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Snipping Tool, it's one of the main programs in the Start Menu in Vista menu mode.
     
  12. Peace thread starter macrumors P6

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    Ok I took a photo of my iMac with the system open.If anybody wants it it's 1.4 megs and large.

    The point is not whether its in OS X .The point is it's in the NEW iMacs.
    It's a piece of hardware.scheesch..
     
  13. Tourist macrumors member

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    err, wont it be pre-n if anything

    Given that 802.11n is not ratified( and apparenty not yet finally agreed on) , surely this is most likely to be one of the growing pre-n utilisations,

    I guess the main moot point with all this Pre-n gear is whether it will be compatable with any final ratified verion
     
  14. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol. I think I would be worried too posting this awesome picture if I was a member of ADC. :cool:

    BTW that 802.11n card looks awesome. I seems to me the 802.11n standard is closing faster than what I thought (predicted release April 2007).
     
  15. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    That's what I think.

    This is why I think Apple hasn't enabled it in OS X in the software, unless it is working with other n devices, on this I think Apple is right, the standard needs to be in place first so the stuff will definitely work.
     
  16. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes please? :rolleyes:
     
  17. aswitcher macrumors 603

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  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Use a compressed image file format.
     
  19. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    If this is correct... will we be seeing this in next rev MBPs? Being future-proof wifi-wise for the next couple of years would be a nice bonus, even if I am satisfied with 802.11g. Does n have further range too?
     
  20. Peace thread starter macrumors P6

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    Here's a compressed pic

    gotta zoom in tho since we can only post 200k files and I compressed it to that size.
     

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  21. technocoy macrumors 6502a

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    Steve at the MacWorld conference:

    So, if you remember iTV from September, it's now called MacTube.

    It has a hardrive and a special intel chip capable of decoding HDTV on the fly. We get this from your mac to the MacTube using the latest wireless technology. It's called 802.11n and it's already in all of our latest intel macs.
    We'll be making a software/firmware update available immediately that allows streaming of high bandwidth HD content from your Mac to your MacTube.

    So thats MacTube, we hope you like it.

    Oh and one more thing, the all new iPod. blah blah blah.
     
  22. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a

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    This is great news, but I have to doubt it because Apple usually doesn't make moves until things like this are standardized. They won't make the jump to blu-ray or hddvd until it has picked up a little more steam (IF it does), therefore I believe that this is not going to happen until 802.11n is standardized next year.
     
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  24. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

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    I found this on the iMac's specs page on Apple.com
    Look at the top in the middle. Correct if I'm wrong but doesn't that say 802.11g

    [​IMG]
     
  25. arn macrumors god

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    I think it's clear that the card currently only supports 802.11g/b at this point under the current version of Mac OS X. The latest Windows Vista drivers appears to identify the card as a 802.11n capable card. I don't think these capabilities are advertised or even supported under Mac OS X at the moment.

    If someone wants to verify, they can try the latest Vista beta on their Core 2 Duo iMac to verify it's identification.... now that could be a mis-identificiation I suppose... but the previous iMac (Core Duo)'s wireless card is reportedly identified as Broadcom Multiband Network Card, and not 802.11n, under the same version of Vista.

    arn
     

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