MU-MIMO support in early 2015 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by keaide, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. keaide macrumors regular

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    Does the13" MacBook Pro (early 2015) support MU-MIMO? I am looking for a new WiFi router right now and I am wondering if I should take a cheaper older model or a new one with MU-MIMO (basically it's Netgear R7000 vs. R7800).
    I will upgrade to new iPhone & iPad later this year, which hopefully will support this, but I am not sure about the MBP.
    I also have an older 2010 iMac, which is quite outdated by now (no AC WiFi of course) but it still does a fine job for it's intended purpose. It might only get replaced in two years or so if there's no hardware failure before.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nope... no Apple product currently has MU-MIMO.

    I think you are on the right track there with your choice. At this point MU-MIMO is a bit of a pipe dream and the sweet spot for routers is the AC1900 class like the R7000 you are looking at. The Asus RT-AC68U is also a good choice in that class.
     
  3. keaide thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot.
    The R7000 it is then. I also know the Asus model (a friend of mine has it) and it seems to be a decent contender but I am somehow sold on the R7000 (for no specific reason if that makes any sense...).
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I have the Asus RT-AC68U and I agree it is about a toss up. I like the Asus for the Merlin custom firmware. But I don't think you can go wrong with either one.
     
  5. RedTomato, Sep 9, 2016
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    iDevices from the 6S onwards have MU-MIMO.

    http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone-6s/specs/

    Sorry for the thread necromancy but this thread was near the top of google when I was searching for info on Apple MU-MIMO.

    EDIT: I was wrong on this. Thanks to Weaselboy for the correction, below.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You are mistaken. The 6S has SU (single user) MIMO and not MU (multi-user) MIMO. The link you provided says nothing about MU-MIMO.

    See here and read this PDF (page 17).

    No current Apple client device has MU-MIMO.
     

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