Talk:Airport Card in MacBook Pro or intel MacMini

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I have a MacBook Pro 1.83 GHz Core Duo. The airport card in it has 2 antennas, just like the Apple TV, so I thought that I could just drop the card from my Apple TV into my MBP and improve my network speed drastically.

Here's the problem. This is what i see in System Profiler after the switch:

 Interfaces:
   en1:
     Card Type:            AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0x87)
     Firmware Version:     Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.91.26)
     Locale:	           ETSI
     Country Code:	   NA
     Supported PHY Modes:  802.11 a/b/g
     Supported Channels:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
     Status:               Connected

So, no 802.11n to be seen. I run OS X 10.6. Out of desperation I tried the Apple Airport Enabler (yeah, I know it's only for Tiger users, but whatchagonnado?) Any ideas? --staed 22:04, 27 December 2009 (CET)

Seems like the information above is only part of the truth... Network Utility says the following:

 Model: Wireless Network Adapter (802.11 a/b/g/n)

I got it to connect with a link speed of 130 Mbit/s, but only by setting the router to "802.11n only". Then I could rsync some stuff at about 5.5 MB/s, but only for a while before it starts dropping to sub 500 kbit/s levels.

If I set the router to "Mixed 802.11n and 802.11g" I only get a 54 Mbit/s connection, but with stable transfer rates at ~2.8 MB/s.

Driver problem? Incompability issues with the router? I would be grateful for any suggestions! --staed 00:08, 28 December 2009 (CET)