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Can I replace 802.11b/g card with 802.11n

Is my Imac compatible with the newer 802.11n cards? Thanks.

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Yes you can. There is a Sonnet Aria Extreme N PCIe card available which is a straight swap for the Airport Extreme card in your Mac. It will give you N capabilities. But if you have a Core 2 Duo CPU in your machine, you can download an N enabler from Apple which will do the same (for $1.99).

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+ do you have a link for that?

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here

http://store.apple.com/ca/product/D4141Z...

a torrent of it exists on piratebay.org not that i am condoning that type of behavior or anything. ;-p

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Older equipment cannot operate wirelessly in the 5 GHz band. A firmware, or new card update will not supply the needed hardware.

'''Your only option:

Buy a USB 802.11n adapter' Whatever you buy, be sure that it works with the USB ports (USB 1.1 vs. USB 2.0) and has Mac software'' to support the hardware.

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If you have a 2118 iMac it already has a -N adapter installed. What it didn't ship with was a -N driver. From memory there was some issue with Apple issuing a -N machine when they were built so they were advertised as -BG. When the -N drivers were released it was announced that this model and a couple notebooks had -N hardware installed and it was necessary to purchase the -N driver supposedly due to licensing. I bought the driver (under $5) and after installed the router identified the iMac as communicating using -N.

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very good, I believe Apple charged $1.98 + vote

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