AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler for Mac
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I want to upgrade to 802.11.n
I have a 2 GHz macbook. I want to upgrade to 802.11.n with a new airport extreme. I see cards to buy and install. DO they work?
- Asked by James H from Sicklerville
- Feb 28, 2010
2 Answers from the Community
Yes, the correct 802.11n AirPort card will work in your first generation (Early 2006) MacBook to connect to an 802.11n wireless network, since the card is not embedded on the logic board.
As have many others, I had no trouble making the installation, which is not covered under warranty or by Apple support.
- Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
- Jan 15, 2011
No, MacBooks' AirPort cards are embedded in the motherboard and cannot be physically upgraded. The cards you saw for sale are for desktops like iMacs or Mac Pros. If your MacBook has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, it should already have the hardware it needs. Follow the instructions above to use Network Utility to check to see if you indeed need to enable N. If your MacBook has an Intel Core Duo, your AirPort chipset does not support N wireless.
- Answered by Andrew R from Baltimore
- Mar 10, 2010