802.11n Draft 2 on new MBP

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  1. iWill macrumors member

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    Pretty self explanatory...so does the new macbook pro released today incorporate the second draft of 802.11n wifi?
    Thanks
     
  2. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Interesting.....

    will we see an upgrade to the older ones?

    Hmmm........
     
  3. iWill thread starter macrumors member

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  4. maxp1 macrumors regular

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    No way to tell. The Apple website says "Uses A draft-N spec"

    Also wonder what draft-N card is being used. Intel suposedly made one for Santa Rosa that had much lower power consumption.
     
  5. iWill thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok...can anyone with a new macbook pro tell us please?
     
  6. heatasmallhouse macrumors regular

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    23 more minutes on the migration assistant then I'll post a SC of the wireless profiler. What should I blur out in photoshop besides my MAC address?
     
  7. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a Core 2 Duo machine and can post your AirPort Extreme card info from System Profiler I can tell you if mine is different :p

    Mine's listed as "AirPort Extreme (0x168C, 0x87)"
     
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  10. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Since you seem so well in the loop about the various drafts of 802.11n... can you please tell us what's the difference?

    *silence*

    I think there is no difference, they still interoperate with each other, that's for sure.
     
  11. iWill thread starter macrumors member

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    The difference is that draft 2 will be able to interoperate perfectly well with the definite version of the 802.11n norm. As the name indicates, the 802.11n Draft 1 wifi in the older MBP's (perhaps even the new ones? Can we know now with the info that has been posted on other threads?) is just a Draft and was originally not even supposed to end up on the market.


    There is no difference between Draft version 1 and 2, the only thing is that the 802.11 draft 2 will avoid people to buy products which in a years time (normally) will be THEORETICALLY useless.
    I'm sure though that Apple won't do this to their consumers.

    P.S. Here's some info on this wifi norm:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/802.11n#802.11n
     

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