MacBook Pro / Motorola Cable Modem Compatibility

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Merkava_4, May 15, 2017.

  1. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Everyone,

    Would a 2007 MBP A1226 be compatible with a 2017 Motorola MG7315 Wi-Fi modem?

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  2. Audit13 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't foresee any issues since both devices support the same wi-fi protocols and specs.
     
  3. Merkava_4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for your reply Audit13.

    After visiting the local BestBuy electronics store, they're telling my to forgo the N450 broadcast signal and go with a router that has AC1200 or above. They say the AC signal is faster than the N300,N450,N600 signal. They also told me some other things like it's better to go with a separate modem and router instead of an integral modem+WiFi router combination and it's better to have a router with external antennas. Your thoughts?
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, getting an AC router is forward thinking but you need devices capable of supporting the necessary high speed protocols which means you would need a USB wireless adapter for the 2007 Macbook.

    A separate router and modem is a good idea but many internet providers, at least in Canada, provide combination units that work quite well. If the wireless performance of the combination unit is not good, a router can always be added to improve wireless performance.
     
  5. robvas macrumors 68020

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    I use a $19.99 Belkin router with my cable modem and I can do 60mbs with my MacBook
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 6502a

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    Which Macbook dud you use to get 60 mb speed?

    A USB adapter would probably be needed for a 2007 Macbook to achieve high throughput with 150 Mbps service.
     

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