What is the stock AirPort card model for Mac Pro 2008?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by timidhermit, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. timidhermit macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2011
    I am working on a personal project to fully restore a Mac Pro 2008 (MacPro3,1) to only stock Apple parts and original configuration. It is for an exhibition.

    I am finding conflicting information on what was the ORIGINAL STOCK AirPort card model that was used by this generation of Mac Pro when it was originally released.

    Some references indicate that the stock card installed by Apple at the time was a BCM94321MC (unsure if this was from MB363Z/A kit) card. This was the same card used in MacPro1,1 (which I know for sure).

    However, the "official" Apple service manual for MacPro3,1 I located showed photos of the AirPort card with either the part number BCM94311MCAG or the part number BCM94321MC. I don't know if the manual was poorly prepared, mixing photos from different generations of Mac Pro.

    Can someone with a Mac Pro 2008 that had a STOCK AirPort card installed at the time when the system was originally built or ordered help out? Can you post the exact PART NUMBER / MODEL NUMBER that is on your card in your system?
  2. G4DPII macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2015
    Basic stock config did not come with one. It was an upgrade option. The cars that were used are identicle to those used in the 2006 and 2007 models.
  3. timidhermit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2011
    Thanks. I should have been more specific. I meant "stock" parts that include "stock" upgrades. My question is for the "stock" AirPort / WiFi upgrade for Mac Pro 2008, what was the exact Broadcom chipset and mini card that was being used by Apple at that time?

  4. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    I can only remember it was a wireless N card... "AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and a modem are optional." from everymac.com
  5. Ace2617 macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2016
    Don't have a Mac Pro, but tried to help - MacTracker lists the Mac Pro 3,1 with optional AirPort Extreme Card (802.11a/b/g/n)
  6. Macschrauber macrumors 6502


    Dec 27, 2015
    BCM94311mc lacks N
    BCM94321mc has N support and is the Card what lives in 1.1 to 3.1

    BUT ! if you want to run Sierra some day those cards have no Sierra support...

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