Upgrading Mac Mini (Mid 2007) wireless card

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by josemx83, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. josemx83 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone and thanks in advance for taking the time to look at my post. I need help with my wireless n card on my mac mini.

    I bought a wireless N card from ebay so that I could receive a better signal from my Linksys Router. After installing it into my Mac mini the internet speeds were half of what they were with the a/b/g card that came with the Mac originally. Also, my network connection would be lost intermittently and would return after restarting my computer.

    Here is my info:

    Linksys WRTN160V3 Router
    Cable ISP speed up to 23Mbps
    I've attached the screenshots for my Mac info and the info from my
    original wireless G card.
    Here is a link to the card I bought:
    The wireless card I bought here.


    This is the only G device on my wifi network and it downloads at about 8Mbps. All other devices in my house (Ipad2, Ipad4, Iphone4s, Iphone4, Samsung Laptop(2), and wireless HP printer) run on wireless N cards and the wifi download speed on those devices is about 16Mbps even in the same room as the Mac.
     

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  2. Edge macrumors member

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    The card uses two antennas.

    My recollection is the 2007 mini has only one antenna built-in. Can you confirm how many antennas you connected to the card? (And did you double-check the antenna/s connection/s?)

    I recall doing something similar with a three antenna wireless-N card and having two extra antennas hanging out the back of the mini.
     
  3. Omnius macrumors 6502a

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    The 2007 model had 2. The 2009 has 3.
     
  4. josemx83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I only connected one antenna and only have one installed. I didn't know I needed to connect two. I'll have to find another antenna somewhere and try it. Thanks a lot!
     

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