How do I tell what wireless card is in my Mac Pro (802.11g or n)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MythicFrost, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    Hi, I bought an early 2008 mac pro, and I am wondering if it will have the 802.11G or 802.11N graphics card, is there a way to tell?

    Kind Regards
    Me
     
  2. hatehereyes macrumors 6502a

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    I can't remember exactly how.
    I thought it was somewhere under system profiler but I can't seem to find it.

    But if it's an 08 Mac Pro then it's got a 802.11n card.
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    So it supports using the network for the new base stations? with both bands?

    Kind Regards
    Me
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    fixed that for you :)

    just checked the program MacTracker (very handy for checking specs of any mac machine made), all mac pro's on it are 802.11a/b/g/n capable). so im guessing that yes it can run both of those.

    you can double check by going to Spotlight and typing "Network utility". it will tell you your connection speed in the "Info" tab.

    can i ask, why do you need to know?
     
  5. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    Thanks :p

    Because I want to know if my Mac Pro, has the best speed, the 802.11N wireless card, so I get the most out of it, I don't want to have an 11g, it won't be as fast.

    Is it 11n?

    Kind Regards
    Me
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    fair enough. as i said in my previous post, yes it is 802.11n.
     

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