How to upgrade Mac Mini to wireless N?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Absberg2k, May 10, 2008.

  1. Absberg2k macrumors newbie

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    I have an iMac that is draft n capable and an older Mac Mini (1.66 Core Duo) that is only wireless G.

    I am currently using a Linksys wireless G router. I am looking at getting a Time Capsule to back up both of these units.

    What is the easiest (and cheapest) way to connect the Mac Mini to the Time Capsule via wireless N?

    Separate usb adapter?

    Airport Express Base Station?

    Can it even be done?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    Buy one of these units...
     
  3. StuBeck macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't get that, I would only get draft N hardware which supports both 2.4 and 5 GHz. Even if you only want 2.4, I would think there has to be something cheaper, or just wait for the finalized draft to come out later this year.
     
  4. Absberg2k thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.

    That looks like exactly what I need. And its quite a bit cheaper than the Apple solution.
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Note that I have never been able to get more than 130mbps in 2.4GHz n only mode. In 5Ghz mode, although the range is lower, I have been able to get up to 300mbps.
     

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