free "N" update??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by $nowman, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. $nowman macrumors newbie

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    just went over the last updates installed on my macbook and see "AirPort Extreme Update 2007-001"

    does this mean apple isnt charging 1.99 and is now giving it away for free?
     
  2. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Does your Macbook show the wireless adapter as being 802.11n compatible? If so, then you've got the update for free.

    Me, I'm waiting for OSX 10.5. I expect the update to be included in that.
     
  3. $nowman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well when i go into about this mac and to wireless it says

    Wireless Card Type: AirPort Extreme
    Wireless Card Locale: USA
    Wireless Card Firmware Version: 1.0.46

    so i dunno, is G considered extreme?

    is this what you were talking about? i dont know my way around a mac yet
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No. This is a standard security and stability update. It does not provide N capabilities.
     
  5. sportsfanMAW macrumors regular

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    go to utilities>network utilities> and switch it to en1 and it will say at the bottom if it's a/b/g or a/b/g/n
     
  6. MaaseyRacer macrumors regular

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    You have to purchase the new Airport Extreme or buy the $1.99 updater. I hear there is a torrent going around with it though, no clue about where to look for it. However, it is two bucks and well worth it. I just got it, and set up an N network between a MacBook and MacBook Pro. It was sweet.
     
  7. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    What I heard, it's not a torrent (maybe the walkthrough is). It's something you have to do in Terminal to activate it but I honestly don't know what and I don't care.
     
  8. coolpal macrumors member

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    the torrent has the same software that apple is selling for $1.99... I doubt if apple cares about the torrent being out there... 'coz from what I heard, they are charging that small fee to avoid some legal complications... they wouldn't mind you getting it from your friends... ;)

    pal :)
     
  9. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    No you still have to buy it (though the licence allows you to install it on any machines you administer.), it is only $2 though, you can't even buy a beer with that ;).
     
  11. psychofreak Retired

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    Well, its not free, so there is no reason to feel bad. Just wondering, any problems?
     
  12. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    no problems at all. and even though I don't have an N router, my current wireless connection never drops like it used to do quite often.
     

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