First gen. MBP upgrading network card to N increases range?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by findnemo, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. findnemo macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking about buying

    http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-802-11n-Airport-Extreme-Card/IF185-038

    Which upgrades my core duo's G network card to N. My question is that since my university uses G for wireless will I experience further range with this card?

    I don't really care about wireless N I just need more range since every time I'm in a lecture with lots of PC's I usually disconnect or connect at only 1 bar.
     
  2. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    You will only get increased range and speed when connecting to an N router.

    The MBP's aluminium case does horrible things to the wireless signal... that might be your main issue.
     

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