Help! Originall Airport or Extreme for new MBP??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macbookprolover, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. macbookprolover macrumors newbie

    macbookprolover

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    OK, new MBP, 17", coming in next Tuesday (can't wait!!!). I have an old original AirPort base station (graphite). Should I stick with it and hope that it works for my new Mac, or should I go back to the Apple Store (Saddle Creek in TN) and buy an AirPort Extreme?
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't see why it wouldn't work with your Macbook Pro, all WiFi cards are backwards compatible. ;)
     
  3. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    Umm can't you wait till tuesday and see if it works...?
     
  4. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you plan on network file sharing between computers I'd stick with the graphite. The chances of your internet connection actually being faster than 802.11b (11 Mbps) is currently pretty slim.
     
  5. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    At least until ADSL2 is fully deployed. ;) But most DSL companies currently don't offer such lines. :p
     
  6. jaxstate macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, but I doubt he'll ever see 11Mbps. It'll be more like 6, but that's still enough for what most people have at their homes.
     
  7. gloss macrumors 601

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    Unless you've got FiOS, your old Airport should be fine. The only other distinct advantage Airport Extreme gives you besides bandwidth is range.
     
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    even most cable providers only offer 6, or 8 at most. I'm sure there are exceptions, but the point is that 11Mbps is still quite a bit.
     

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