802.11n

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  1. MADADAM macrumors newbie

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    i have a 1st generation macbook pro with 802.11g and want to upgrade my wireless card to 802.11n

    does any one know were i can get it for the cheapest
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    use this guide. google is your friend!

    this person used a Mac Pro 802.11n airport card as it only has 2 antennas.
     
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  4. merc669 macrumors 6502

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    The Apple Store Sells it for $1.99 I believe. I am also interested in it but still not sure if it will work on mine. I have the Intel 2Ghz Intel Core Duo and have heard conflicting reports on whether it will work. Not really worried at this point since my router only supports g anyways.

    Bill......:apple:
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    thats the software which contains drivers that enable draft-N.

    the cards and the software are available on the online Apple store.
     
  6. MADADAM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the apple store sells the software only the only airport card i can find is the 802.11g
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    http://www.google.com/products?q=MA688Z/b

    Edit: Just realized these cards aren't advertised as N capable, because they need the enabled to expose that functionality.
     
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  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Thanks bro - did you bother reading that link rickthomas posted?

    Its capable of N, just not officially advertised.
     
  10. MADADAM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im looking for the product the actual 802.11n card
     
  11. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Hopefully you will understand this:

    They do NOT make N cards for MBP Rev 1. There is a known workaround which allows you to use the original G card from the Mac Pros with the applied N enabler.
     
  12. MADADAM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL im looking for the mac pro airport card 802.11n
    they are compatible and will work in 1st gen macbook pros
     
  13. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Well, I guess you can pay 3x more if you wanted

    http://www.welovemacs.com/ma688za.html

    Edit: Just realized part number is the same. So take it for what its worth.
     
  14. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    it's because the parts are identical

    when the core 2 duo computers came out there were advertised as 802.11g cards and once the new extremes came out apple released that software update.

    the card you are looking at is identical, buy an advertised G card, update it to N via software update. apple doesn't sell a standalone card advertised as N

    so there you go, it'll work. sorry if that's no good enough for you bro
     
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