How powerful is the Macbook pro's network card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bankaimadness, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    I noticed my macbook pro's network card is much more powerful than my belkin wireless adapter.

    Anyone knows how power the Macbook pro's network card is?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What kind of power are you talking about for what network interface (Ethernet or AirPort/wireless)? Speed, signal strength or something else?
    You can look up some information via System Profiler > Network.
     
  3. troop231 macrumors 603

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    1.21 Jiggawatts. :p
     
  4. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Strength at receiving wireless signal/reception.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Ah, do you mean 802.11g or 802.11n wireless capability, since your router is not 802.11n capable?

    Anyway, due to its aluminium (metal) shell, the MBP has sometimes very poor reception, but I once received my own wireless 802.11g network three stories down and two entrances around the corner. That surprised me, as they were several stone walls in between.
     
  6. Maddix macrumors member

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    If you really know where to look, there should be an FCC filing that answers your question.
     
  7. Salukipilot4590 macrumors 6502

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    Compared to my (recently sold, thank Christ) Dell Inspiron 17 the MBP picks up 2X as many networks.
     

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