USB 3.0 Wireless AC Adapter for Mac?

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macrumors 65816
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Given the new AC WiFi speeds on the AirPort Extreme, does anyone know of a USB 3.0 AC adapter which works on a Mac? More precisely I am looking for one for a Mac mini 2012.
 

sick z33

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Sep 20, 2008
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Haven't seen a USB 3.0 one yet. Asus and Netgear have AC adapters (USB 2.0) if you want to consider it.
 

opinio

macrumors 65816
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Haven't seen a USB 3.0 one yet. Asus and Netgear have AC adapters (USB 2.0) if you want to consider it.
Thanks.

I don't think USB 2.0 would be too different to what I currently get on my mini and Airport Extreme (Gen 5) which is a 450Mbps transmit rate.

There is a few USB 3.0's around but they all seem very chunky and only for Windows :(

Eg

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Wireless-AC-USB-3.0-802.11ac-dual-band-TEW-805UB,22250.html

http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=479&pl1_id=28&pl2_id=138
 

sick z33

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Sep 20, 2008
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Thanks.

I don't think USB 2.0 would be too different to what I currently get on my mini and Airport Extreme (Gen 5) which is a 450Mbps transmit rate.

There is a few USB 3.0's around but they all seem very chunky and only for Windows :(
Yeah I saw those too :( At least you would get the beamforming technology with the 2.0 adapter with the similar transmit rates.
 

nemeckay1

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Oct 10, 2013
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Day Late, Dollar Short?

Hey guys!

I had the same question and as you all and happened upon this thread today. Looks like I'm fortunate enough to be coming in after the technology has matured a bit further and can share another solution now available.

http://www.edimax.com/en/support_detail.php?pd_id=479&pl1_id=28&pl2_id=138

$40 on Amazon...qualifies for the prime shipping too. Can't beat that!

http://www.amazon.com/Edimax-EW-7822UAC-Wireless-AC1200-Adapter/dp/B00BVRQEKG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381434251&sr=8-1&keywords=7822uac
 

opinio

macrumors 65816
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Mar 23, 2013
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Hey guys!

I had the same question and as you all and happened upon this thread today. Looks like I'm fortunate enough to be coming in after the technology has matured a bit further and can share another solution now available.

http://www.edimax.com/en/suppoirt_detail.php?pd_id=479&pl1_id=28&pl2_id=138

$40 on Amazon...qualifies for the prime shipping too. Can't beat that!

http://www.amazon.com/Edimax-EW-7822UAC-Wireless-AC1200-Adapter/dp/B00BVRQEKG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381434251&sr=8-1&keywords=7822uac
Nice work. Compatible with OS X too. Have you used it? Anyone else tried it?
 

fortysomegeek

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Oct 9, 2012
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Nice work. Compatible with OS X too. Have you used it? Anyone else tried it?
Do a google for "OSX edimax 80211.ac AC1200 review"

I can't post a link to any external site but the first few hits should take you where you need to go for real world reviews with OSX.


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