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Will a T network computer work with an N wire

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March 29, 2011 at 11:13:32
Specs: Macintosh OSX 10.6.7, 2GHz intel core duo 1GB 667 MHz DDR2
I have a Mac purchased in 2006 and just recently learned that it has a T network (whatever that means) and the Apple Airport Express and Airport Extreme are N network routers. The Express was working with my computer, though not well (often slow and often loses the connection to the router). I bought an Extreme because it is more powerful, but it will not work at all with my computer. My computer is running system OSX 10.6.7. a genius at the apple store told me to get an N wireless adapter. After installing the software and plugging the N adapter into my computer, my computer just kept freezing, so that isn't going to work. Any ideas? HELP!

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March 29, 2011 at 11:56:52
Not quite sure what a T wireless network is, but any half-decent N wireless router should be backward compatible with earlier standards. But knowing Apple, and the reputation their wireless equipment has, nothing would surprise me. I just use commodity routers with my Mac rather than going for Apple equipment.

I'd get back to the "genius" and ask him how to get the new adapter to work with your computer.

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March 29, 2011 at 20:53:39
10/100/1000Base-T refers to your wired network connection port, not your wireless connection. The Express/Extreme work with both N and G wireless connections, which your mac should have no problem connecting to. Sounds like your software settings are not configured properly.

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