Wireless Card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jhero, Dec 15, 2010.

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    jhero

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    Hey, I've recently bought a mac mini (newest revision) and I noticed that it's wireless card is a lot better at retaining high speeds (especially at 5ghz spectrum). Is there a pci-e wireless card that I could pop into the MP that's better?
     
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    alphaod

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    No the antenna placement in the Mac Pro is the issue. Same wireless cards.
     
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    jhero

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    Hmm, so there's no other 3rd party card I could install via pci-e?
     
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    ActionableMango

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    You can get the compatible Atheros or Broadcom models, but they'll just have the same problem.

    I've read many people state their reception and throughput increased a great deal by going outside the metal case with a USB wi-fi stick. A PCI card with external antennas would probably do the trick too.
     

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