HardMac is reporting that Apple has quietly updated the Wi-Fi in their iMac line, and with the introduction of the new iMac last week, brought 450 Mbit/sec Wi-Fi to the line. Apple also brought 450 Mbit/sec Wi-Fi to the MacBook Pros when they saw a refresh earlier this year. This faster transfer speed requires a […]
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New iMacs Have 450 Mbit/sec Wi-Fi

features_connected_wifi20110426.jpgHardMac is reporting that Apple has quietly updated the Wi-Fi in their iMac line, and with the introduction of the new iMac last week, brought 450 Mbit/sec Wi-Fi to the line. Apple also brought 450 Mbit/sec Wi-Fi to the MacBook Pros when they saw a refresh earlier this year.

This faster transfer speed requires a third antenna and uses a multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) standard when connected to another device that supports this standard. The report also notes how this set up works, with each antenna carrying 150 Mbits/s of data simultaneously.

To take advantage of this new speed however, users must set their wireless access points to 5GHz band, and use wide channels.

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