802.1n on a MBP Core Duo?

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  1. -=Likwid=-

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    as the title says.. anyone try this?
     
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    the Core Duo Airport Extreme card only utilizes 802.1g.

    the Core 2 Duo Airport Extreme card utilizes 802.1n.

    I have the Core Duo MBP. The question is if the Core Duo MBP can use a newer Airport Extreme card to utilize 802.1n.
     
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    Yes if you swap the card.

    Quickertek also sells upgrade cards.
     
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    is it really that much faster that its worth upgrading? :hs:
     
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    supposedly 5x the speed.
     
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    I hope this is true! I'm getting a 802.11n/gigabit router in the mail today and I'm hoping my new lan will be :coold:
     
  7. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    isn't the whole 802.11n spec still a draft? I almost upgraded my router a few months back, but learned that it really isn't "release" yet.
     
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure right now its just Draft-N currently, however I remember reading on Engadget that recently they finalized the fact that Draft N can in fact be upgraded to N via a firmware update, meaning if you buy a Draft-N you won't have to buy a real N router when it is released (which I don't think will be for a while)
     
  9. jackback52

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    yea, I upgraded the stock wireless card on my macbook CD with the new 802.11N card I bought it from ifixit.com (99+ bucks) the wireless card can be found here:
    http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-802-11n-Airport-Extreme-Card/IF185-038


    with the upgrade instructions here:
    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacBook-Pro/Upper-Case/85/4

    & here:
    http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/macbookpro_wireless_N_upgrade/macbookpro_N_card_install.html#storytop



    the firmware is software based and not flashed on the card itself.
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    unless you're streaming HD content to other machines in your house, I don't see what the rush is to go to N / draft-N. Most of the network activity you engage in will be limited by the speed of your ISP anyway, so unless you have FiOS, :gives: :dunno:
     
  11. jackback52

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    I transfrer a ton of shit from my iMac G5 to my Apple TV/macbook. When I get my next iMac, the "N" card will make those transfers easier + I'm gonna switch my wireless network to "N" only cause my whole neighborhood is filled with wireless networks.



    I remember back in the day (2003) when my Airport Extreme (G) was the only wireless network around. Now, every joe sixpack has one.:hs:
     
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    How is that exactly going to help you? Your computer is only as fast as its slowest component.
     
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    and wireless lan is about the slowest it comes these days :rofl:
     

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