Adding 802.11n to older iMac
Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:46 PM
I didn't know this hardware existed. Now I can change my AirPort Extreme Base Station over to the straight 802.11n only (5GHz) mode and fully realize the benefits of that freq range. I've been running in the slower 802.11n (802.11b/g compatible) mode since I still have one legacy Mac on the network. This MaxPower adapter will solve that problem.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:57 PM
Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:02 PM
i did that upgrade over a year ago, didn't look back since! the 802.11n upgrade kit card has 2 antennas, just like the atheros card that is in those macs originally.....
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:26 AM
Having 802.11g wireless is handy when people visit with older (non-n) computers and to provide the WiFi I need my iPhone.
This way my Macbook, Macbook Pro, and Apple TV scream on the 5GHz n network and my other devices go at their maximum on the g network.
Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:51 AM
Powerline Ethernet adapter. Many companies make Powerline ethernet adpators - a box the size of a small power brick that plugs into you home electrical outlet, and has an ethernet port on it. You need 2 - one to introduce ethernet to your house wiring, and another, where ever you want to connect.
These come in 14mb, 85mb (both compatible with one another) and a Netgear proprietary 200mb version. Faster Powerline adapters have been announced to be available soon.
The advantage is no security issues (the electrical transformer at the street power meter is the "firewall") and it just works, plug and play. Put one next to your broadband modem/router, and plug others in anyplace in your house, and you have ethernet jacks everyplace.
Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:59 AM
@ my parents house i had the worst case scenario with 2 separate circuits and the power line solution was a no go...