QuickerTek debuts 802.11n wireless card upgrade for MacBook Pro, iMac and MacBook users

Apple StoreQuickerTek has just announced the availability of 802.11n wireless upgrade cards for Apple Intel MacBook, Intel MacBook Pro models and Intel iMacs. Users can choose to buy the card and install it themselves for $149 USD, or send their computer to QuickerTek to have the card installed for only $199 USD.

The latest 802.11n wireless network gear just announced by Apple has left many users lagging in wireless performance options. This new upgrade for QuickerTek customers allows MacBook and iMac users to stay current with the benefits of the fastest wireless. These wireless networking cards are made to the same specifications as the Apple factory cards and install into the AirPort card slot. They work with all 802.11/b/g/n WiFi equipment including Apple AirPort, AirPort Extreme and the latest 802.11n version of AirPort Extreme introduced at Macworld Expo.

The user-installed upgrade option includes the 802.11n upgrade card, tools and illustrated installation manual – everything needed to complete the upgrade at home.

The installation upgrade service is available using any shipping option the customer chooses with shipping and handling charges added to the $199 product cost. The nice part about this option is it allows the customer to pay for the exact shipping speed and company they prefer.

Since this wireless upgrade uses standard parts, no drivers or other changes need to be made, nor are additional steps required to use the higher speed ‘N’ upgrade.

Compatibility:
• Intel, flat-panel iMacs
• Intel MacBooks
• Intel MacBook Pros

Like most QuickerTek products, the 802.11n wireless upgrade card itself is backed with a one-year warranty on parts and labor. Additional product information here: http://www.quickertek.com/80211N_upgrade.php

MacDailyNews Note: The following Mac models have the 802.11n hardware built-in and require Apple’s US$1.99 AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler for Mac (or free with Airport Extreme):
• 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)

Related MacDailyNews article:
Apple releases $1.99 AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler for Mac – January 30, 2007

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Apple’s AirPort Extreme vs. Microsoft’s Windows Home Server – February 23, 2007
Hands-on with Apple’s superspeedy 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station – February 19, 2007
Apple’s new AirPort Extreme offers increased speed and range – February 18, 2007
High-quality Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n unboxing photos – February 04, 2007
Apple ships new Airport Extreme Base Stations two weeks early – February 01, 2007
Apple AirPort Utility 1.0 screenshots, 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station manuals – January 26, 2007
Apple releases AirPort Extreme Update 2007-001 – January 26, 2007
Apple’s new AirPort Extreme ‘AirPort Disk’ feature: cheap, simple network storage for home networks – January 15, 2007
Apple’s new AirPort Extreme supports 802.11n, enables wireless streaming of HD media – January 10, 2007
Apple introduces new AirPort Extreme with 802.11n – January 09, 2007

21 Comments

  1. My mac-mini (non-intel) just went on the blink. When you try to start it it goes to the start up screen which request user-login. You have the chose of three accounts. When you click on any account and put in the password the following displays for about 2 -3 seconds on the screen:

    darwin/ BSD name – name – computer.locale (console)

    Login:

    Then since I don’t know what to put in the log-in screen goes blue and nothing happens.

    I have tried putting in the install disk but I don’t know how to get the computer to boot from the CD at start-up. Help!!!!

  2. Two hundred clams. For that, I think I’ll just shake my head and try to muffle my relief in shame for finding humor at the plight of the poor souls who bought the first generation of the Intel Macs. Sorry to gloat; my MacBook Pro Core2 Duo has the “n” already, and is mated with my new Airport Extreme Base Station. Which also means, I didn’t have to pay the $1.99 upgrade fee. Sorry, you!

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