I got Wifi-N! Hell yeah!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by DaKKs, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. DaKKs, Sep 6, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2012

    DaKKs macrumors 6502

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    This has probably been done before, but I thought I'd share anyway.

    I was was salvaging my friends destroyed HP laptop, (courtesy of the swedish police) and I noticed something interesting, that the wifi card had a broadcom chipset. Well, crazy as I am, I immediately ripped my old trusty Macbook1,1 apart and threw it in, knowing that broadcom is basically plug and play in hackintosh systems.

    This is the result:

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    Its a Broadcom BCM94321 card that can be bought on ebay for $10-15USD. I didn't even realize how much the G card was bottlenecking my internet connection. I'm on a steady 30-35 mb/s now, when the original card was maxed out on 10-12 mb/s. This is on a ****** 100/100 line.

    This can be done with some common sense and the ifixit manual. You can also avoid paying $80-90USD for the Mac Pro Wifi N card that is also compatible.

    Cheers
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Macbook1,1 cards are G cards. If it was a B card, you'd have upgraded it long, long ago.
     
  3. DaKKs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry mate, mixed it up with the other one. My bad.
     

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