New WIFI card in old (2008) Mac Pro - help please?

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  1. Reach, Dec 21, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014

    Reach macrumors 6502a

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    Hello!

    I just managed to install a wifi-card in my early 2008 Mac Pro, but now I'm in need of some help from someone that knows more than me about how this really works... :p

    First off: I got it working! Attached all three wifi-antenna-cables to the corresponding sockets on my wifi card.

    Second: This is the card I put in http://www.ebay.com/itm/380995851617?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT (Toshiba Satellite M305D Series Wifi Wireless Card AR5BXB72)

    Third: When I watch my network setting, the WIFI seems to be called "Parallels NAT", and the info from the system report is also attached here.

    My main problem: I only get max 10 mbps down and 5 mbps up, even if my connection really is 50/50. Any idea of what I can do to improve the speeds would be GREATLY appreciated.

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    Edit:
    Network utility says I'm ready for 802.11n and all…:
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  2. Reach thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So... Seems distance to the router was the only problem. When I put the router in the same room, I got max speeds. But that means I got pretty poor wifi reception in that big metal box.. Any way to improve that? (Because I need to have the router in another room, really...)
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You can rename it by clicking the gear symbol at the bottom of the window, and choosing "Rename Service..." from the menu.
     

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