Making an old mac 802.11n compliant

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by djchristie, May 1, 2008.

  1. djchristie macrumors member

    djchristie

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    Hi all,

    my wife has just purchased a new Macbook, which of course has a 802.11n compliant wireless card. However, at home I have an original Core Duo MBP and an old G5 iMac, neither of which are compliant. I am considering buying a Time Capsule for backing them all up at home, and shouldn't imagine backing up over g on the old computers would be too much fun. I have found this dongle on Amazon, as was wondering if it would make my old Macs n capable and work with Time Capsule?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/SMC-300Mbps...?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1209651406&sr=1-19

    Thanks,

    Darren
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    Whichever product you get, make sure it has Mac drivers (not sure this one does). This may require a visit to the product manufacturer's website...
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Yup. Ideally, you get one that would work with OS X without need for drivers.
     

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