Resolved '09 MacPro and 802.11n (WiFi)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zephonic, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. zephonic, Mar 3, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2015

    zephonic macrumors 65816

    zephonic

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    I seem to remember there was a PCIe Airport card that could do 802.11n but my memory is fuzzy.

    Context: My '09 MacPro has an older, slower Airport card (802.11g) and it really is not fast enough for larger transfers. In our old house I had the computer hooked up via CAT5, but that would be very cumbersome in our new place.

    Was there indeed an Airport PCIe card that does 802.11n and if yes, can they still be purchased?


    On a different note, do I understand correctly that the Airport Express is bi-directional and can function as a WiFi bridge? As in, it connects to the router thru wifi and hook up the MacPro with CAT5, thus enabling the computer to access the router/internet at 802.11n (or ac) speeds.

    I did a quick search but the only thing I found was this: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=986251
     
  2. zephonic thread starter macrumors 65816

    zephonic

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    Never mind. Some more digging revealed it's the Apple MB988Z/A and I just ordered one on Amazon.

    @Mods: feel free to remove thread.
     

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