Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler
Your rating: Now say why...

0

For Intel Macs only.   Commercial ($1.99)
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler... If you have a Mac with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (except the 17-inch, 1.83GHz iMac) or a Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme, you can enable it to access an 802.11n wireless network using the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler software.

Many Mac computers with an Intel Core 2 Duo and all Mac Pro computers with AirPort Extreme can be enabled to access 802.11n-based wireless networks. If you purchased one of these Macs, you can use the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler software to activate this advanced wireless capability.

Important note:
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 or later








    Be the first to recommend a similar software title.
Apple AirPort Extr... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:

sort: smiles | time
burypromote
-1

+162
psychos commented on 31 Jan 2007
SOX compliance does not require this to be sold rather than given away for free. It would simply cost Apple more to take care of the accounting.

I told myself that I would refuse to pay for this update or buy an Airport Extreme. Then I read the reviews of other pre-N routers and realized that for anything near the best performance, I'd have to get the Airport Extreme. So I admitted defeat and pre-ordered one.

...but the part that makes me REALLY angry: despite the fact that I have ordered the Airport Extreme, which includes this update for free, I cannot download it before the Airport Extreme ships. (I'd be fine with them charging the full amount on my credit card for the hardware to get around the obvious "we haven't billed you yet" argument, since it's close to shipping.)
[Version 1.0]

2 Replies

burypromote

+53
Tim.dehring replied on 31 Jan 2007
If you can't use the 802.11n features until you get the Airport Extreme, why get angry over the enabler not being available to you ahead of time?
burypromote

+162
psychos replied on 02 Feb 2007
I have friends with non-Apple pre-N gear. It'd be nice to be able to try their networks with my spiffy upgraded pre-N card...
burypromote

+26
mechamania commented on 30 Jan 2007
Perhaps Bush should introduce a "no terminal left behind" tax break that will make 802.11n capability affordable for everyone.

Oh, right, that wouldn't make any sense, either.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
filmdan commented on 30 Jan 2007
Yes, it should be free. However, there is some law which Apple is abiding by that requires them to charge "something" for the new capability being added to already sold hardware.
[Version 1.0]

5 Replies

burypromote

+13
RC replied on 30 Jan 2007
What "Law"? Apple's "General Accounting Principles"? BS!!! If there is a law then why have they not charged for any 10.X.X update. Or for that matter, security updates and every Airport, iTunes, Quicktime update etc. Apple knew this functionality was built into the machines and we already paid for it when we bought the machine. When the original airport first card came out, did it have WPA encryption? Did they charge for that when they put it in via a software update?

Apple, why don't you just fess up and admit it. "You want this functionality, then pay for it. Stop treating your customers like idiots. Steve's RDF is on overdrive......

How would you like it if your car manufacturer said "You have your low beam headlights when you buy your car but if you want your high beams to work, that's extra".

Guess who's paying for Apple's stock option scandal......
burypromote

+20
Billy the Biker replied on 30 Jan 2007
I think it is BS also. A buck 98, give me a break!!!!
burypromote

+403
MacUpdate-Lon replied on 30 Jan 2007
Start a class action suit. Make some lawyers wealthier than they are presently.

Just kidding. A little levity never hurt, right?
burypromote

+60
Homeworld replied on 30 Jan 2007
RC,

It's called the Sarbannes-Oxley Act. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARBANNES-OXLEY

If you don't like it -- and few do -- blame the jerks at Enron (one of whom is already dead, which takes the fun out of blaming him) for abusing every conceivable accounting practice so badly that the Federal Gov't had no choice but to close loopholes and lay down clear guidelines for how revenue must be accounted.

Yes, it's no fun for consumers, but Apple's just complying with Federal regulations here. Many other companies have already followed suit, and many more will do so in the future.

Better get used to it.
burypromote

+53
Tim.dehring replied on 30 Jan 2007
Loosen the wallet, scrooge. It's only $1.99.
burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jan 2007
I can't believe they would actual charge for this. This should be a free update since the hardware came with the computer. I understand the cost is not much, but in principal this should not cost the consumer anything.
[Version 1.0]


There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.

There are currently no ratings. Write a comment or review now.

Downloads:5,001
Version Downloads:5,001
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Commercial
Date:30 Jan 2007
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $1.99
Overall (Version 1.x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
Displaying 1-4 of 4
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler... If you have a Mac with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (except the 17-inch, 1.83GHz iMac) or a Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme, you can enable it to access an 802.11n wireless network using the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler software.

Many Mac computers with an Intel Core 2 Duo and all Mac Pro computers with AirPort Extreme can be enabled to access 802.11n-based wireless networks. If you purchased one of these Macs, you can use the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler software to activate this advanced wireless capability.

Important note: The Enabler is included free with the new AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n. If you purchase a new AirPort Extreme Base Station, you do not need to purchase the Enabler separately.

These Macs have the 802.11n hardware built-in:
  • MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo
  • MacBook with Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme option
  • iMac with Intel Core 2 Duo (except the 17-inch, 1.83GHz iMac)


Do you need the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler? Before purchasing the 802.11n Enabler software, please check to make sure that your Mac does not already have the 802.11n enabler already installed.
  • Open Network Utility (found in the Applications > Utilities folder)
  • Under the Info Tab, choose Network Interface (en1)
  • In the section "Model: Wireless Network Adapter," if it says (802.11a/b/g/n), you already have the 802.11n enabler installed. If it says (802.11a/b/g), you do not have the 802.11n enabler installed.




- -