Apple joins the 802.11n revolution

Apple releases a software update that enables 802.11n wireless networking.

Upgrade your Apple Wi-Fi for $1.99. Apple

We saw this news over on Crunchgear this morning, and sure enough, the Apple Store has a download enabling 802.11n wireless networking on the majority of its current desktops and laptops. It'll cost you $1.99 (nickel and dime much, Apple?) but for that affordable price you can upgrade an Airport Extreme-equipped Mac Pro and every Core 2 Duo-based MacBook, MacBook Pro, and iMac (minus the 17-inch, 1.83GHz model). We're disappointed the MacMini didn't make the cut, but then it still uses Core Duo (note the missing "2"). Perhaps when/if the little guy gets an upgrade, it too will become eligible for wider-bandwidth Wi-Fi.

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Rich Brown is an executive editor for CNET Reviews. He has worked as a technology journalist since 1994.

 

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