Upgrading wireless card

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by stoneage, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. stoneage macrumors regular

    stoneage

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    I have a new Time Capsule and was wondering if I can put an 'n' wireless card in my 1½ year old MacBook? Am I limited to buying an Apple card or are there other options?
     
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    I thought every MacBook from the beginning came with wireless as standard?:confused:
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    He's talking about wireless "N" draft. Faster then 802.11g which is standard.
     
  5. stoneage thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help. I checked and I am supposed to be able to install the update, but I get a 'this update cannot be installed on this volume warning'. I have an Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook, so I guess I'm confused.
     

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    Could it already be installed, and how would I find out if it is? According to Network Utility and System Profiler I should be able to upgrade. I'm getting plenty fast DL's so it isn't important. I'll keep messing around.

    AirPort Card Information:

    Wireless Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x168C, 0x87)
    Wireless Card Locale: USA
    Wireless Card Firmware Version: 1.4.8.0
    Current Wireless Network: Nana and Baba Network
    Wireless Channel: 11

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook2,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
    SMC Version: 1.17f0
    Serial Number: W87364MPZ5Z
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
     

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