USB 3.0 Wireless AC Adapter for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by opinio, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. opinio 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.
     
  2. sick z33 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. opinio thread starter macrumors 65816

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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 :(

    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
     
  4. sick z33 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I saw those too :( At least you would get the beamforming technology with the 2.0 adapter with the similar transmit rates.
     
  5. giggles macrumors 6502

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    Since the Mini is a desktop, have you considered ethernet over powerline?
     
  6. ljparis macrumors newbie

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    AC Wireless adapter for mac does not exist

    Nothing more to say
     
  7. opinio thread starter macrumors 65816

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  9. opinio thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nice work. Compatible with OS X too. Have you used it? Anyone else tried it?
     
  10. fortysomegeek macrumors regular

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    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.


    You will get 54 MB/sec with line-of-site.

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