how good is wireless card in new iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by matthewcap, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. matthewcap macrumors member

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    just wondering how the airport wireless 802.11n card in the new imacs compares to other apple products such as its laptops? thanks
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This is sounding dangerously like a bad penis size analogy, but....

    It's not the quality of the card that counts. The antennas are the dominant factor in how well the card works.
     
  3. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Seems fantastic to me. Great signal, strong connection and fast downloads :)
     
  4. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

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    I 2nd that.. .OUTSTANDING reception, better than any other device in my home and I see 9 other wireless networks in my neighborhood (other machines/devices see 3 or 4 at most)! :D

    Apple has put some outstanding antennas in the iMac. This card looks just like the Intel A/G/N (4965 I think) card I had in my Inspiron E1705.
     
  5. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    I spent last night in a local hotel and had my new IMac with me. I was very impressed as to the quality of the connection using wireless. I did not notice any difference in performance from using my cable modem at home.
     
  6. valdore macrumors 65816

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    The 802.11n will work with a 802.11g router won't it?
     
  7. mike009 macrumors newbie

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    External Antenna?

    I have the new Imac, I would like to get access to the airport card so I can connect an external antenna. I have seen posts of the new Imac being disassembled but can not identify the wireless card. Does anyone know where it resides?
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yes but the card will only work in 802.11g mode...
     
  9. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    Its pretty good, i have had no problems at all connecting to my network. I think its even better then the ones in the MacBooks :eek:
     

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