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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by northernmunky, Aug 1, 2018.
Does anyone know if the new 2018 Macbook Pro supports 802.11ac Wave 2 or are we still on Wave1?
I don't believe so. It's the Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) 339S00428 chipset which is the same as the new iMac uses, and that doesn't support Wave 2 as far as I know.
I think this is a list of possible Wave 2 devices:
I searched for 802.11ac with 160Mhz channel support since I couldn't find a specific Wave 2 option.
Cheers, thought not. I'd expect it would get mentioned somewhere if it was. I'm looking for a new router but I wont bother with the expense of looking for a AC Wave 2 model if I've got nothing that can use it.
I doubt Apple would add support for Wave 2 AC especially with WiFi 6 on the horizon. I think thats much more of a worthwhile update for them.
The processor that's been suggested for the new 13" device supports Wave2.
The processors support it internally yes but Apple to my knowledge used Intel internet adapters. They have always used BC.
Right, but the wifi chipset wasn't included in the previous processors. It is in this one. Apple still may use BC, but that would seem a bit silly to have the wifi chipset embedded with the processor and then not use that but use the BC chipset instead to get a lower performing wifi. You could be right though.
yeah it doesn't make sense to me but I'm sure there's a reason. ive used intel modems in the past with windows computers and they weren't really powerful or reliable. So maybe that has something to do with it.
I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Maybe we’ll get Wave2 but limited to 2x2 like the current nTB. That would be disappointing.