Free Upgrade to 802.11n With OS X 10.5 Leopard

So I’m listening to my usual group of podcasts this morning, and I hear something mentioned about Apple including an upgrade to 802.11n in OS X 10.5 Leopard for machines that have the hardware in them. “Naaah!” I think. I couldn’t be that fortunate. I mean after all, I just bought an Airport Extreme last Saturday and, while I admit my connection was pretty much flying from the time I installed my Airport Extreme, that would just be too cool. Then I head to work.

As you can imagine, I’m thinking about it all day long.

I get home, greet Da Minx, and head to my MacBook Pro. I take the necessary steps:

  1. Select the Finder’s Go menu, select Utilities (or you can go to Applications, then Utilities in Finder)
  2. Open up Network Utility
  3. Select the Info tab
  4. Select the Network Interface (en1) from the scroll down arrow
  5. Where you see Model: Wireless Network Adapter is where you find your answer. If it reads 802.11 a/b/g/n, then you’re in there. If you only see 802.11 a/b/g then you’re not 802.11n enabled

Here’s what I found:

802.11n Surprise

As you can imagine, I was pretty pleased.

Thanks Apple. 😉


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