MBA Wireless

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Sidstrate, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Sidstrate macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently weighing up between a 13MBP or 13MBA.

    Now I've read that the new MBP has much improved wireless which I find rather attractive compared to my current 2007 macbook. I have found that my existing macbook does not have as a good a wireless range as a windows laptop.

    Does anybody know anything about the current MBA wireless technology or performance. Is it an improvement like the latest MBP or is it based on the older technology?

    :confused:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    What? The 2007 Macbooks had 802.11n wireless capability just as the current MBPs/MBAs do.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    It may have more to do with reception than the technology involved. What exact wireless router do you have?
     
  4. Sidstrate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wireless improvement on 2011 MBP

    "iFixit's teardown team got its hands on a new Apple MacBook Pro Feb. 24, the same day Apple introduced two new 13-inch models, two 15-inch models and a 17-incher. With the notebook's innards laid bare, particular points of interest included the MacBook Pro's seemingly improved wireless connectivity, the overall quality of its construction and of course its Thunderbolt port—a brand new connectivity technology created by Apple and Intel.

    When introducing these new notebooks, Apple talked up their processor speeds but made little mention of their wireless connectivity—which may also be faster. Six steps into the teardown, iFixit discovered that "the wireless card received a makeover and now includes four antennas instead of three."

    Taken from http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Desktops-a...-Improved-Wireless-Quality-Complaints-542596/

    PS - my router is a TP Link N Router
     

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