Will this wireless-n router work on my mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jpenguin, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. jpenguin macrumors member

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    First of all, the reason I'm not getting an Airport extreme base station, is because I need QoS

    So, my SNOW AIRPORT BASESTATION W/ MODEM AND ANTANA SLOT is giving out, and I am looking for a N router with QoS. I have a late '06 iMac (20"), and I want to know if the faster N speeds will work, I do have 2 other macs in the house, but 1 will be wired to the router and the other can be wired to my iMac if need be.

    AirPort Card Information for my iMac:

    Wireless Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x87)
    Wireless Card Locale: USA
    Wireless Card Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (4.170.13.1)
    Current Wireless Network: Apple Network 3131e0
    Wireless Channel: 8

    The router I'm thinking of, is at:
    http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=565



    Will I get the faster N speed, or will I get the speed of the G-compatibility?


    If this N won't work, do you know of a fast wireless router with QoS
     
  2. kkat69 macrumors 68020

    kkat69

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    Atlanta, Ga
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    If your network card won't support N then it will only go the speed it's designed for (ie., B, G, etc)

    If it will support N then you should get N speeds.
     
  3. jpenguin thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know what my card supports.
     
  4. jpenguin thread starter macrumors member

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    I see. Now, my airport card only is

    Wireless Network Adapter (802.11 a/b/g)

    I can buy the 1.99 software upgrade from Apple and get N

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