updated 10:10 am EST, Mon December 3, 2007
ExpressCard wireless n/b/g
QuickerTek Monday introduced a wireless upgrade for MacBook Pro owners. The new ExpressCard wireless adapter adds 802.11b/g/n WiFi access for maximum networking compatibility using triple antennas located outside of the "wireless signal-degrading (but beautiful) 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro case." In addition, the wireless upgrade also works with all Apple AirPort Base Stations including the 802.11n AirPort Extreme from Apple. The company said that the triple antennas provide the highest speed MIMO specification wireless performance and that virtually any wireless network running 802.11b/g/n equipment on 2.4GHz range is available. The MacBook Pro Wireless ExpressCard is backed with a one-year warranty on parts and labor and is available now for $150.
The ExpressCard Wireless Upgrade supports all standard security protocols including WPA, WPA2 64-bit personal and 128-bit WEP and supports Mac OS 10.4 and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard - including Sleep Mode, so users do not sacrifice functionality to get better performance.
"The ExpressCard slot design also makes it ideal for those users who must have a removeable wireless card - often government agencies and other organizations where security is under tight controls," QuickerTek noted in its release.