FastMac - Performance Upgrades

Card, Wireless, Airport Extreme (802.11n) Refurbished

Model: APP-6374

Card, Wireless, Airport Extreme (802.11n) Refurbished


$89.95  $59.95

(When ordering the Professional Install service, please indicate your Mac model in the comments section of the checkout page.)

Upgrade to the latest wireless protocol: up to 5 times faster than 802.11g and twice the range of any other wireless card. Built specifically for Intel-based Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro 15", & Mac Pro. Even if you have a wireless card now, you'll want to upgrade to the latest 802.11n technology so you can surf the internet at breakneck speeds & stream movies, photos, YouTube videos and more!

AirPort Extreme 802.11n is the next-generation wireless networking solution from Apple. Based on a new high-speed wireless technology called 802.11n, it enables you to achieve data rates nearly 10 times faster than the original AirPort with up to twice the range. Like other wireless cards, you can connect to the Internet or to other computers without wires, additional phone lines, or complicated networking hardware from almost anywhere in your home, classroom, or business. You can even stream music, movies, TV shows, photos and more to your stereo & big screen TV using an AppleTV (which has built-in 802.11n support). Unlike other wireless cards, you can do so at blazing speeds and from a further distance than ever before– upto 5 times faster than any other wireless card, at close to full duplex 100BaseT bandwidth.

Apple has incorporated next generation 802.11n wireless networking in all of their latest (2007) computers. But if you have a 1st generation (2006) Intel MacBook or MacBook Pro, your existing wireless card is incapable of taking advantage of the speed and range of the new 802.11n technology. Adding a Fastmac 802.11n card to your computer instantly levels the playing field: surf the Internet from almost anywhere in your office or house (even out in the backyard!), from a farther distance than ever before and at speeds up to 5 times faster. Transfer large files amongst co-workers, share hard drives using Networked Attached Storage (NAS), print complex & color-intensive documents, stream videos– all without being tied to a desk or worrying about slow connection speeds.

Every MacBook & Mac Pro has antennas built-in and optimally placed, much like a mobile phone, to provide the best possible wireless performance. Since Airport Extreme uses radio waves for communication, it can even work through walls. With an Airport Extreme-enabled MacBook or MacBook Pro 15", you're ready to start enjoying the benefits of wireless networking– not just at home, but also at cafes, hotels, airports, and other businesses and public buildings around the world that have implemented wireless "hot spots." Since Fastmac's 802.11n card is based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification, your Mac will be able to communicate with local Airport Extreme networks or other Wi-Fi certified 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n networks, including earlier versions of Apple's Airport Base Station.

To get the full speed benefits of the Fastmac card, you'll want to use it with a 802.11n wireless router, such as the new Airport Extreme Base Station. Even though the Fastmac card is backwards compatible with older technologies, if anyone on your sub-net uses a slower 802.11b or 802.11g card, your entire network will slow down. That's just one more reason to upgrade to the new wireless standard today.

If there are 2 things wireless users demand, it is faster speeds and greater range. The new Fastmac 802.11n wireless card delivers on both fronts, making it the perfect solution for home, school and business.

    Works with:
  • MacBook
  • MacBook Pro 15"
  • Mac Pro
    System Requirements:
  • The Fastmac 802.11n card can be installed only in Intel based Apple computers, such as the MacBook, MacBook Pro 15" & Mac Pro. Fastmac 802.11n cards cannot be used in AirPort-ready computers with an AirPort card slot or an Airport Extreme 802.11g slot.
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later with Apple 802.11n enabler and AirPort compatible 802.11b/g/n router such as the Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station.
  • Wireless printing over USB requires Mac OS X v10.2.7 or later.

Note: this product does not come with a manual at this time.