Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by -=Likwid=-, May 24, 2007.
as the title says.. anyone try this?
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.
Yes if you swap the card.
Quickertek also sells upgrade cards.
is it really that much faster that its worth upgrading?
supposedly 5x the speed.
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
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.
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)
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:
with the upgrade instructions here:
the firmware is software based and not flashed on the card itself.
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,
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.
How is that exactly going to help you? Your computer is only as fast as its slowest component.
and wireless lan is about the slowest it comes these days