Wireless N USB adapter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Errk!, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Errk! macrumors 6502

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    I have been looking in to upgrading my home wireless network to N from G and had a couple of questions.

    I have a Netgear router now. I looked into the Linksys products and was told that the USB dongle doesn't work on Macs. I have been unable to find out if the Netgear N USB adapters work on Macs. Does anyone know?

    I have a Macbook Pro and was also wondering how this works, assuming it does. Would I just turn off wifi on the MBP and plug in the USB N adapter?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. applgeek macrumors member

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    what macs do you have? you may be able to upgrade them internally.
     
  3. Errk! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just one Mac - a 1st generation MacBook Pro.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    The first gen MBPs didn't have wireless N. It was added in the rev Bs. OWC has a couple of N adapters guaranteed to work with Macs.
     
  6. CountPollen macrumors member

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    N-wifi rangebooster

    D-Links makes the DWA-140 rangebooster now (2 years later).
    Problem solved.
    drivers are not on the cd though. You have to download them from the d-link website .Extra software at ralink's website.
     

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