Mac Pro and the NEW Airport Extreme Card

thepureguava

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I visited my mac shop in Santa Barbara today they had the NEW Airport Extreme cards for the Mac Pro. Unfortunately nobody knew how to install them. Apple still appears to have no documentation on the subject.
Does anybody have any idea on how to install the new extreme card in the Mac Pro???
 

macenforcer

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thepureguava said:
I visited my mac shop in Santa Barbara today they had the NEW Airport Extreme cards for the Mac Pro. Unfortunately nobody knew how to install them. Apple still appears to have no documentation on the subject.
Does anybody have any idea on how to install the new extreme card in the Mac Pro???

Its easy. There are 3 or 4 antenaes that plug into it. THe card screws down to the motherboard.

How much was the card?
 

irishgrizzly

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May 15, 2006
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Are these the new 802.11n type cards? Would these be included in the BTO option if I ordered a new Mac Pro today? I guessing yes!? :confused:
 

Sun Baked

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irishgrizzly said:
Are these the new 802.11n type cards? Would these be included in the BTO option if I ordered a new Mac Pro today? I guessing yes!? :confused:
Unless it is a different chip since introduction, no.

It was showing up as a BCM4311

At least the pics I've seen of the card...

Anyhow, I thought the portable chipset based Intel machines were using an Atheros card.
 

jfalcon

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Sep 29, 2006
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according to the box, if you mess anything up, its your fault. not mine. not apples.
 

ljones

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I had the Apple Store here in Atlanta install that and the bluetooth, free installation when I bought my Mac Pro.
 

cuestakid

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Jun 14, 2006
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well today i went to the mac store in San Luis Obispo, CA (which was actually Mac Superstore) and got my airport installed however i am very unsatisfied with what it because the regular internet is just fine but whenever i go to download something it drops like a ton of bricks-yet when i plug in my wired connection it runs fine

it seems lots of ppl are having this problem
 

Bill Gates

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Apple really shouldn't be mixing Atheros and Broadcom chipsets across their product lines. It's been proven that better throughput is achieved when all cards use the same chipset on any given network. It shouldn't be that way, but it is that way.