Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler
Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler
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Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler for Mac1.0

30 January 2007

For Intel Macs only.

What is Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler for Mac

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.

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Psychos
Psychos
Jan 31 2007
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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.)
Mechamania
Mechamania
Jan 30 2007
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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.
Filmdan
Filmdan
Jan 30 2007
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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.
Guest
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Jan 30 2007
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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.
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