802.11n upgrade - Core Duo MBP

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  1. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    my airport card is acting quite strange, and I'm pretty sure it's dying (will do Apple Hardware Test to confirm), but I've been reading that, apparently, one can use the Mac Pro Airport Extreme Upgrade Kit and have 802.11n in the core duo macbook pro.

    I've read experiences on other sites, but was hoping my MR brethren could step in. has anyone upgraded their wireless to "n" with the mac pro upgrade kit? if so, how did it go? any issues after install? thanks...
     
  2. smartalic34 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well, no one responded, but for the sake of anyone who is doing this upgrade and uses the search function, I'll report that I successfully installed the Mac Pro Airport Extreme Wireless Upgrade on my MBP, and I have successfully enabled 802.11n :)
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I would think the Mac Pro card requires a PCI port. I am not sure on that. Either way, I don't see it possible for a desktop class component going into a laptop class device.
     
  4. Hydroxs macrumors regular

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    If it is a mini-pcie card it will fit but I don't know if you would need any special drivers for it.
     
  5. smartalic34 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    in my update post, I meant it literally. it's installed and working just fine. I have "n" wireless on my core duo MBP:)

    works well on XP w/ Boot Camp too!
     
  6. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    I did this with my CoreDuo Macbook (2006). It worked great, and was a relatively easy upgrade.
     
  7. flakes8 macrumors regular

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    Do the new MBP come with the Airport Extreme 802.11n ???
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yes. Read the specs.

    This is about "Core Duo."

    All MBP in recent years are "Core 2 Duo."
     
  9. yaroldb macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, I missed your first post. I did this with my first gen Macbook. It worked great for awhile. Then it would fail. It would drop all the time and I had to restart airport to fix it. I when back to my 802.11g card and the airport worked fine (without N of course). I ended up giving it to a friend and they used it. Still do with no problems.

    Thank you,
     

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