Wireless Pre-N and Airport extreme card?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sowlerrmgh, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. sowlerrmgh macrumors member

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    Hello,

    Does anyone know if my airport extreme card in my powerbook will work with a belkin wireless Pre-N network?

    Thank You and Happy Christmas

    Richard
     
  2. sowlerrmgh thread starter macrumors member

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  3. yippy macrumors 68020

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    The Airport card will only work on b and g networks. However the pre-N routers usualy also send out, or can send a b or g signal so you should be able to use it with your Powerbook.
     
  4. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, i wonder when apple will make Pre-N Mimo cards and airport base stations.
     
  5. zulgand04 macrumors regular

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    Prolly not any time soon, theres too much variations right now for it to be worth it. Once the N standard is agreed on or is closer to an agreement then they will bring it out like the did with the g standard. maybe a year from now it may be closer.
     
  6. Martin Spanjaar macrumors newbie

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    Apple with Belkin pre-N

    I'm typing this on my PowerBook, via a Belkin pre-N wireless router/gateway. So, it works.

    There are some problems, however.
    One is security, the other is how to use an Airport Express base station with the Belkin pre-N.

    1. Security: Belkin talks about WPA as 'WPA-PSK (no server)' while Apple talks about 'WPA personal' or 'WPA2 personal'. Neither seems to work with the Belkin version of WPA.
    'WEP 128-bit hex' does, luckily.

    2. I hope(d) to stream audio to my stereo with an Apple Airport Express base station, but I didn't succeed in linking that to the Belkin pre-N.

    Any ideas?
     

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