802.11ac Wi-Fi???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by No Regrets, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. No Regrets macrumors regular

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    Sorry for being technically challenged, but I have what may sound like a stupid question.

    I'm contemplating getting either the late 2013 MBP 15" or the Mid 2014 MBP 15".

    I see that for wireless they use 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Does that mean I need to get a new router, or will my old Linksys 802.11a/b/g still work?

    If my old one will still work with this new computer, will there be a drawback?

    Thanks for being willing to help this old fart out!

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    So sorry, but I think I just found the answer....If I understand it correctly, the new computer would still be comparable with my old router.

    Please let me know if I'm wrong.
     
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    It is backwards compatible. You just won't get the performance that ac offers. But it will still work just fine.
     
  3. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    It will be backwards compatible with 802.11n routers, but will only run at 802.11n speeds in that scenario.
     
  4. No Regrets thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's good to know. I appreciate both of yours replies.
    Best wishes!
    No Regrets
     

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