Do new Macbooks ship with 'n' enabled?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cave Man, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    Do the Macbooks (C2D) ship with their 802.11n enabled, or do I need to run the Airport installer that came with my AEBSn?

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  2. brand macrumors 601

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    I bought my MBP C2D about 6 weeks ago it did not have 802.11n enabled. To get it I had to purchase the enabler. I believe that you will need to run the enabler that is on the disc that came with your AirPort Express base Station to get the benifits of n.
     
  3. Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    I was hoping that there'd be a software method of determining if the 'n' is enabled. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to just run the installer. I'll give that a try.

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  4. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    Or buy the n Enabler download from the Apple Store.
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

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    Why buy it if it came bundled with his AirPort Extreme Base Station for free? To me it does not make much sense to spend money if you don't have to.
     
  6. marine610610 macrumors regular

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    This is a kick in the nuts. I bought my Airport Extreme and MBP (4 days ago) at the same time. I bought the N enabler...didnt know it came with it. Being out 2 bucks for a mistake isnt too bad though.....
     
  7. dailo macrumors regular

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    If you run the Network Utility un Utilities folder it will tell you what modes your wireless card has when you select it.

     
  8. Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    Thanks much - that did the trick. It is already 'n' enabled.
     
  9. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    I meant for those without the new AirPort Extreme base stations.
     
  10. Love macrumors 68000

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    My MacBook(built 2 months ago, recieved less than a week ago) came with N enabled.

    Lucky me. ;)
     

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