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Poobah
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Aria Extreme-n card updates Intel Macs to 802.11n

This WiFi card actually replaces the 802.11g card that shipped with some Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro and Intel-based iMac and Mac mini systems, mounting in the same slot.
 
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Jedi Knight
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Originally posted by Chuck M:
Aria Extreme-n card updates Intel Macs to 802.11n

This WiFi card actually replaces the 802.11g card that shipped with some Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro and Intel-based iMac and Mac mini systems, mounting in the same slot.


I take this is one of those things Apple does not want you to do yourself if you want to preserve your Warranty or AppleCare right?


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Hmmm? I don't know. Ask Dave if Apple can tell if you've been inside your computer (or not). Obviously a Sonnet card would be a dead giveaway - but maybe you could slip the original card back in if you need some Apple Care? It appears that only Apple Pro's give buyers the option of no WiFi.

This Sonnet Aria Extreme-n card brings up some other interesting questions, like:

1. Is it better than Apple's OEM equipment? Better throughput, better range?
2. How compatible is it? Are there any side-effects with other hardware or applications? Does the firmware need to be upgraded by you?
 
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3rd party products (ie: RAM, Sonnet upgrades) in your Mac covered by AppleCare COULD possibly void said extended warranty. If you were to upgrade your Mac, I would suggest you keep the old parts handy IF you needed service.

I would have no problem recommending this upgrade from Sonnet Technologies. I have purchased and installed many products from them and have always been happy with the results. Upgrading should take 30-60 minutes depending on the model. (Of course a trained technician should be involved!) I may go this route for my wife Core Duo iMac but the price is the only reason I haven't already ordered one. If they drop the price or put it on sale for $99, I'll probably cut myself by getting a credit card out so fast.


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