Wireless N router for macbook?

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  1. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

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    well i made up my mind to get a macbook and i will be picking it up in less than a month:)

    now i read on apples site that the macbook can recieve the wrieless N signal? is this true? my buddy told me that i would have to pay 1.99 to unlock the wireless N reciver inside the mac book!?!?!?!


    and

    i plan on using a D-Link Dir 615 and it has the wireless N router.
    it say it works with mac. Will the reciver in side the macbook accept the wireless N singal from the Dlink DIR 615?


    i cant afford any mac routers....
     
  2. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

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    Emm your buddy is wrong. The first gen. of Core 2 Duos had to pay for such update (or buy the AirPort that came with a CD) This 802.11n draft has been standard and free of charge for a while now in MacBooks. As for the router I assume it would work, but I have connected in the past, it worked but I didn't set it up.
    Victor
     
  3. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Macbooks with core 2 duo and Leopard OS X or wireless enabler will receive 802.11/N. Your macbook can receive any wireless N signal.
     
  4. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    If the DIR-615 is anything close to the DIR-655 then you will need to have a hard-wire connect to configure it initially and to upgrade the firmware. That is all done through the browser. Otherwise, it should work fine for access.
     
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    This is true for all routers, firmware should only be upgraded while connected via ethernet. I have a DIR-655 and it works well, you won't have issues.
     
  6. bocanila macrumors newbie

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    hi guy,

    my first post in this forum, i really need your help, please!

    well, i just turn my back on windows, giving up my beloved thinkads and purchased a macbook, c2d 2,4ghz. it runs abit hot but the OS is just how an OS should be!

    the only problem i have is that i cannot connect it to the n wireless of the dir-655! even when the router is set to N only it still shows as connected to a G network, and perfoms the same, 1gb in 8 min...

    is it a way to force it to connect using N mode? i have the 1.11 firmware on dir-655 and in the macbook i have the broadcom chipset, not the atheros.

    any ideas, pelase?

    thanks a million,
    dorin
     
  7. Xtreambar macrumors regular

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    Wait, can I unlock Wireless-N on a Core Duo (bought August 2006) with that $2 upgrade? I thought that only C2D could use N signals.
     

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