802.11n Wi-Fi Wireless-N USB adapter for Apple Mac OS X
Our 802.11n Wi-Fi USB adapter for Apple Mac is a wireless mini wireless USB adapter specially developed for Mac OS. It is compatible with:
OS 10.4 Tiger
OS 10.5 Leopard
OS 10.6 Snow Leopard
OS 10.7 Lion
OS 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS 10.9 Mavericks
This works on both PowerPC and Intel Macs. This item works with any Mac that has a USB port- you do not need to have an Airport card in your Mac. In fact, because this is independent from your Airport card, if you do have one you will want to turn it off prior to using this. This is a great option to make any Mac without an Airport card into a Wi-Fi capable Mac right away, or if you already have an Airport card you can upgrade your Wi-Fi connection to the newest 802.11n standard at a very low cost (benefits of 802.11n connectivity require use with an 802.11n router- with an 802.11g router this will perform like an 802.11g Wi-Fi product). This makes for a great replacement in the event your Airport card stops working. *If you have previously had an external Wi-Fi USB adapter installed on your Mac before, we recommend uninstalling the software for it to prevent any conflicts. You can contact us with the brand/model of the device you used before if you need help tracking down uninstall software for it.
The installation software and instructions you need to set this device up on your Mac are included on a standard sized CD-ROM (many mini USB adapters online come with a mini-CD which will not fit Macs with slot loading drives, so having a full sized CD is important!).
At Rokland, we do not just rely on manufacturer specs to advertise compatibility, we have actually tested this model adapter with the above operating systems to ensure that it is compatible and fully functional. The unit that will be sent to you is new and has not been used, but we have tested this model adapter on Macintosh computers and can verify it is 100% compatible. These adapters come bulk packaged from factory, there is no retail box. Having them come to us in this manner really cuts down on our freight cost, allowing us to offer you a lower retail price. Basically to install all you need to do is run the setup program from the included CD for your version of Mac OS. When it completes, reboot per the instructions and when the computer boots back up, open the installation document, connect the device to your Mac, and then follow the steps to configure the device on your computer inside the System Preferences menu.
- USB 2.0 standard (backward compatible with USB 1.1)
- 802.11n 1T1R with maximum speeds of 150 mbps when used with an 802.11n router
- Small form factor but with strong internal antenna for good reception
More details about 802.11n networking:
802.11n is the newest standard in wireless networking. With connectivity speeds up to 3 times faster than 802.11g (almost 6 times faster for MIMO 802.11n products), 802.11n is going to become the most common type of network over the next few years. While 802.11n routers are technically backward compatible with the 802.11g standard, a little known fact is that while 802.11n routers usually come from the store set to "compatibility mode", you must turn off compatibility mode if you wish to optimize your network for 802.11n connections. Doing so will block 802.11g devices. This means that to get the best peformance out of an 802.11n router, you must set the router to not accept 802.11g connections. Doing this means you need to get an 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter for all computers in your home. Our product gives you the option to get your Macs 802.11n equipped at a fraction of the cost of an Apple branded product. Enjoy faster speeds and increased range today by setting your 802.11n router to"N-only mode". If you have an 802.11g router, our product will still work with it at top speeds of 54 mbps.