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Mid-2012 MacBook Air with AirPort Extreme 802.11ac

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I like the 802.11ac on AirPort Extreme, but my mid-2012 MacBook Air seems to support only a/b/g/n - anyway I can upgrade the wifi to support ac?

Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)

    The AirPort card included with your MacBook Air doesn't support ac, and you can't replace it. Instead, you have to look for USB adaptors that allows you to connect with 802.11ac, and there aren't a lot that are compatible with a Mac

  • Davidiblackman Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    as of now, there are no adapters for you.  It was rumored that the Asus USB-AC53 would work with a Mac, but this is not true.  it is windows only.  However, as the iMac and new mac book pros come shipped with the AC chip over the next few months, you can bet that accessory manufacturers will not be far behine.  Keep checking and searching with amazon or google.  I predict Mac AC wifi adapters on the market over the next 60 to 90 days,


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