Talk:Airport Card in MacBook Pro or intel MacMini
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 (188.8.131.52) 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)