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Update your wireless to 802.11n

Also hidden away in the Airport Extreme revision are software enablers, included with the base station, to field-upgrade the wireless cards in some currently-shipping Macs to support 802.11n, no hardware changes necessary -- we suspected that something like this was in the works. Per Apple's 802.11 page:

These Mac computers support 802.11n in the new AirPort Extreme Base Station using the included enabler software:

  • iMac with Intel Core 2 Duo (except 17-inch, 1.83GHz iMac)
  • MacBook with Intel Core 2 Duo
  • MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme card option
Mini users, Core Duo laptops and iMacs continue to chug along with 802.11g. No word yet on whether/if those enablers will be downloadable.

Thanks Jeff L. and everyone who sent this in.

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