Update Airport Extreme Card for Worldwide Compatibility?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by crjeong, May 17, 2007.

  1. crjeong macrumors member

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    Is there a firmware update around for the Airport Extreme Card (Mac Pro), which will unlock all channels for worldwide compatibility.

    I bought the card from the U.S. and would like to use it internationally.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i wasn't aware of any difference for it based on where its bought. it uses the wireless 892.11 b/g standard which i don't think varies
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    I'm in the UK, and have used it in Switzerland aswell...BUT, this article shows someone's slight problems with the 802.11n standard when using an American card in Japan :)
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    perhaps its just the pre-n connection since it isn't ratified or standardized yet.
     
  5. crjeong thread starter macrumors member

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    Different countries have different channels approved for wi-fi.

    Channels 1-11, 36-48, and 149-165 approved for use in the United States and Canada.
    Channels 1-14, 36-64 approved for use in Japan
    Channels 1-13, 36-140 approved for use in Europe
    Channels 1-13, 36-64 approved for use in Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand


    http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/specs.html
     

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