Question regarding 802.11ac and 2009 Mac Pro

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  1. kingseamus, Jun 17, 2017
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    kingseamus macrumors newbie

    kingseamus

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    I'm interested in upgrading my Apple router to the latest AirPort Extreme which supports 802.11ac, however I'm wondering if this might adversely affect the wifi connection/speed of my 2009 Mac Pro.

    I'm sure 802.11ac will improve my iPhone 6's wifi connection at home, but I remember an Apple employee once mentioning that an 802.11ac router might slow my Mac Pro's wifi connection in that it would prioritize 802.11ac-supporting devices.
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^I'm using a Linksys router that supports b, g, n, and ac. Everything works fine on my 5,1 cMP.

    Lou
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Don't worry, I have the ac Time Capsule. All Apple device regardless ac capability have good connection.
     
  4. kingseamus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I'm going to go ahead and upgrade to the new AirPort Extreme. I'm planning on purchasing a wifi ac card from macvidcards.com for my Mac Pro 4,1 as soon as those cards are available on the site again, but in the meantime it's good to know that my Mac Pro's wifi connection should be unhindered.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That Apple employee did not know what they were talking about. Actually, an AC router can improve speeds even on non-AC devices. Give this article a look.
     

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