Will this wireless-n router work on my mac?

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

  1. jpenguin macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008
    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 (
    Current Wireless Network: Apple Network 3131e0
    Wireless Channel: 8

    The router I'm thinking of, is at:

    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


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    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

    Jul 21, 2008
    I don't know what my card supports.
  4. jpenguin thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008
    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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