Wireless N USB adapter?

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

  1. Errk! macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    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

    Jul 1, 2008
    bakersfield, CA
    what macs do you have? you may be able to upgrade them internally.
  3. Errk! thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    Just one Mac - a 1st generation MacBook Pro.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  5. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    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

    Jan 20, 2008
    Antwerp, Belgium
    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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