Upgrading Mac Pro 3,1 to Sierra and onwards need to upgrade Airport card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by honeycombz, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. honeycombz macrumors 6502

    honeycombz

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    Hello, my airport card is not compatible with Sierra/HS/and Mojave and need to source an upgraded one but seems like there are different options. Wondering what people recommend? The one I have is AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x88). Not looking to break the bank on this old girl so used would be preferable. Thx!
     
  2. Ludacrisvp macrumors 6502

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  3. honeycombz thread starter macrumors 6502

    honeycombz

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    Geesh $89 a bit steep for my needs. Maybe I'll poke around ebay. I can't just find a used macbook pro airport card and rig that up? Probably won't use this machine all that much longer, another year tops. Hardly use wifi on it anyways figured if it was like 20 bucks or somethin fine.
     
  4. Ludacrisvp macrumors 6502

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    It is the card from the iMac with an adapter board.
    The adapter is dirt cheap, you should be able to find a better source for the WiFi card, this was just showing you your best option. This also provides BT4.0.
     
  5. honeycombz thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Ludacrisvp macrumors 6502

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    I have zero expectations of anything that isn’t a native WiFi card being able to provide airdrop and handoff features.
    None of the 3rd party usb WiFi adapters are able to be seen by the Mac OS prefpane for networking and they all have their own crappy
    Interface / application that has to run the whole time in order to function at all.
     

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