802.11n draft vs final in mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SpaceJello, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. SpaceJello macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2006
    Silly question, could there be a POSSIBILITY, even the slightest that the current macs that have the draft 802.11n cards will not work with the final version later this year or next?

    Would it be possible to change the wireless cards then? on mbp, imac
  2. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

    Jun 4, 2005
    New York, NY
    Yes, there's a slight possibility, but not likely. In order to upgrade you'd probably have to get an Express slot card or a USB adapter.
  3. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
  4. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Not likely, as Intel's upcoming (name sounding like some dragon) wireless chipset will be based on pretty much the exact same draft standard, if the final standard deviates that far away from the current draft that would mean it'd break compatibility with the vast majority of the market.

    The old Airport Extreme was based on the draft 802.11g standard too, yet it works just fine. I wouldn't worry too much.

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