Apple releases $1.99 AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler for Mac

If you have a Mac with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or a Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme, you can enable it to access an 802.11n wireless network using the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler software.

Many Mac computers with an Intel Core 2 Duo and all Mac Pro computers with AirPort Extreme can be enabled to access 802.11n-based wireless networks. If you purchased one of these Macs, you can use the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler software to activate this advanced wireless capability.

Important note: The Enabler is included free with the new AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n. If you purchase a new AirPort Extreme Base Station, you do not need to purchase the Enabler separately.

These Macs have the 802.11n hardware built-in:
• MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo
• MacBook with Intel Core 2 Duo
• Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme option
• iMac with Intel Core 2 Duo (except the 17-inch, 1.83GHz iMac)

How to install the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler:
1. Add the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler to your shopping cart and complete your order.
2. On the Order Confirmation page and email, you’ll receive instructions and a URL for downloading the Enabler software.
3. Click the download link, then locate the disk image (.dmg) file on your computer and double-click it.
4. Double-click the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler file and follow the onscreen steps to update your Mac.

Note: The software license for the 802.11n Enabler software allows you to install and use it on all computers under your ownership or control.

Get the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler for Mac via Apple Store online (US$1.99) here.

Related MacDailyNews article:
Apple: 802.11n unlocking fee just $1.99 – January 19, 2007


  1. yep. like an idiot, i went out and bought a macbook pro in august. “top-of-the-line,” they told me. now it is obsolete. no 64-bit. no 802.11n. a speed bump, i understand and expect – but a radical redesign less than a year after a radical redesign… well, that freaking sucks. thanks for penalizing your most ardent supporters, apple.

  2. alansky et al,
    How about the rest of us?” That was a rhetoric question. I am sure anyone visiting this site can read and know which hardware this updates is targeted for. I am just hoping that an 802.11n card will be available for the rest of us… Get it?

  3. Hey macca and alansky…shut up!!

    Sorry you had to use a brand new state of the art MacBook Pro while others were wishing they had the money for one. I slogged along with my G3 for 10 more months before I could afford a new Mac while you were enjoying the good life at top speed. I guess Apple rewarded me for my troubles. Sorry if Apple can’t keep up with your whims or times their products so macca and alansky can be happier. Write Apple about it, and maybe they will put a line in their mission statement to make sure they time their product releases to your buying habits. Early adopter’s never show a lot of wisdom anyway. What did those first plasma users pay? Progress happens!

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