MacBook Pro (oct 2013) don't support 802.11ac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fasimons, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. fasimons macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2013
    Just had a long call with Apple Support that told me that as the 802.11ac is based on a IEEE draft specification they can't support the 802.11ac.

    Anyone of you have experience with this and is this an valid argument?

    Was on their webpage and can see that they have stated this with small print.
  2. rdowty macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2008
  3. pat.micunnis macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2013
  4. Domdog31 macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2011
    How long was this call and by 'Apple Support' could you perhaps mean 'Olive Garden'? Drugs can be a powerful thing.
  5. john123 macrumors 68020


    Jul 20, 2001
  6. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Are you talking about the "classic" MacBook Pro or the retina?

    The retinas support 802.11ac and you shouldn't be experiencing any problems with it. The classic wasn't updated and doesn't.
  7. Paapaa macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2013
    That is not a stupid question at all! Like Apple states:

    "Requires Internet access. 802.11ac is based on an IEEE draft specification."

    No need to worry. ALL 802.11ac implementations from all manufacturers are based on this same draft. This is very common practice in Wifi standards as full approval takes years. 802.11ac will get approval in 2014 most likely.

    So your MBP/MBA will have full standard compliance.
  8. Quu macrumors 68030


    Apr 2, 2007
    I have an 802.11ac router (Asus AC66U) and I got 90MB/s transfers between my server connected to my router via 1Gb Ethernet and my Retina MacBook Pro connected to my router over 802.11ac.

    90MB/s = 720Mb/s which is quite a bit more than 802.11n (450Mb/s).
  9. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    Bzzt. This was already fixed by Apple. Y'all.

    The Op must have misunderstood what he was being told on the phone.
  10. john123 macrumors 68020


    Jul 20, 2001

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