MacBook Core 2 Duo 802.11n Airport Extreme Card

$49.95

Product code: IF185-057-1
Apple Part #: 661-4058

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MacBook Core 2 Duo 802.11n Airport Extreme Card

$49.95

Product code: IF185-057-1
Apple Part #: 661-4058

Product Overview

Replace your Airport Extreme Card!

Some people furrow their brows in trying to imagine what a completely wireless world will look like. Others simply look at paintings of the world before wires. Expedite the exit of wires from world history today with our MacBook Core 2 Duo 802.11n Airport Extreme Card.

Provides wireless 802.11n capability to your laptop. Backwards compatible with 802.11g, however an 802.11n base station is required for improved speed. This card has 3 antenna connections and cannot be installed as an upgrade in Core Duo or Penryn computers.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • 1.83, 2, or 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBooks (excluding Santa Rosa)
  • 2.16 or 2.33 GHz (Model A1211) 15" MacBook Pros
  • 2.2, 2.4, or 2.6 GHz (Model A1226) 15" Macbook Pros
  • 2.33 GHz (Model A1212) 17" MacBook Pros
  • 2.4 or 2.6 GHz (Model A1229) 17" MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Model #: AR5BXB72
  • Airport: 802.11n

  $49.95

 

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Used, fully tested

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Core 2 Duo
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2 GHz (C2D, Late 2006)
2 GHz (C2D, Mid 2007)
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.6 GHz (Santa Rosa)
MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261
2.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.6 GHz (Santa Rosa)
 

Stories

My Problem

some macbook airport so hot for system the wifi is good , is ready thanks for support

My Fix

nothing special , i did success thanks

My Advice

thanks

My Problem

Wirleless stopped working and could not load Adobe Elelements, or adiitional photos due to reaching limit on 200GB HD.

My Fix

The airport card instal was a breeze. The parts arrived Christmas Eve as hoped, and I followed the instructions on Christmas morning to instal the card. I was up and running witihin 30 mins and able to Skype my family again in England for Christmas! Fabulous!.

I installed the 2GB RAM laer that evening and it worked perfect. The hard drive was a litle more challenging. After using a Sabrent SATA/IDE HD adaper to clone my existing drive, I got an error that memory could not be allocated and was not recognizable. A quick Google search and investigation of various blog threads seemed to point to the problem being the specifc USB/Firewire used for the HD enclosure so I switched to a Nexstar dedicated SATA enclosure and it worked perfectly!! Now I have a "new" Macbook for Christmas with 3GB RAM and over twice as much storage than before!!!

My Advice

If swopping out HD's use a dedicated SATA HD enclosure. Seemed to work best for me in this case.

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My Problem

My girlfriends macbook starting having issues connecting to the wireless router. The airport finally lost it's ability to turn on at all. So I had to replace the airport card.

My Fix

It all went pretty smoothly until I opened the anti-static bag with the new MacBook Core 2 Duo 802.11 Airport Extreme Card.

My Advice

Upon opening the anti-static bag with the new airport card in it I noticed something.

The new card had 3 little antenna slots for the antenna cables where as the old one only had 2.

I was baffled as to why there was a 3rd antenna port and how to connect it up with the 2 I had available.

I checked online again to make sure I got the recommended hardware from iFixit's Airport repair page for the proper macbook model, I triple checked the model to make sure I was looking at the right one.

I googled a solution and found a few people having the same problem I had but no one had a solution so I was left with trial and error.

The new MacBook Core 2 Duo 802.11n Airport card had 3 antenna ports and I had 2 antenna to connect to it.

Each port was labeled 0, 1 and 2. So I decided to plug the open macbook into the wall and do some trial and error. I plugged in 0,2 at first and that actually worked for a few minutes until it no longer connected and then refused to turn on.

I connected 1,2 and that failed completly. No connection what-so-ever.

I then connected 0,1 and success! The Macbook booted up, connected to one of our wifi networks, I turned the airport off and back on and connected to another network just fine. I rebooted once more just to be sure and it still worked so I closed it up.

TL;DR For those of you using the new Airport card with 3 antenna ports in an old 2 antenna cable system, the ports you want are 0 and 1.

My Problem

After upgrading to OSX Lion, my Airport Card stopped working. After talking to an Apple Genius, he said it would be at least a $500 repair. I'd rather do it myself!

My Fix

The process was smooth. Only about a 10 minute job. The hardest part was keeping all of the screws organized so I knew where they went during reassembly.

My Advice

Keep a flashlight handy.

My Problem

My 2007 Macbook had the oddest problem with wireless that started one day. I could connect to any wireless network, but I couldn't browse the Internet. At first I thought this was a software problem. After trying different browsers, and then finally a reload of Mac OS, I realized this was a hardware problem.

My Fix

I printed out and followed the guide. Overall the replacement took me 20 minutes. No real gotchas.

My Advice

Just make sure you have the proper tools. Fortunately for me I had recently ordered a Mac screwdriver set from iFixit a few months prior. I had used them to replace the hard drive on my Macbook Pro. Having the proper size screwdriver is key.

My Problem

Wires are so passé. After drying out my laptop, I found it no longer recognized my card! Using the guide, I opened my computer and removed the water-stained card. Then I ordered the new one!

My Fix

Repair was super easy! It was really filthy inside (my laptop's 4 years old)

My Advice

Just do it! Cheap and easy to do yourself and eathernet is soo lame. ;)