That's why nobody buys Porches, eh? Maybe you don't have to run it at FULL speed for it to be worthwhile? Look at it this way, Dan: Apple and others are selling AC routers, obviously for improved LAN speeds by and large, and the new Macbook Pro comes with an AC Airport card. So someone like myself, with the latest, AC equipped Time Capsule and a recent generation MBP (mine's an "early 2013", not even a year old) that can support that card are interested in the possibility of upgrading to it. I would agree that it's not worth spending a lot of money on at this point, and, not being Chinese, I don't see a way to get it at a low enough price at the moment, so I'm not jumping on it.
But the link between the computer and a current model, 802.11ac Time Capsule will be at that rate, will it not? Anyway, MrZxy, zenchong, what's the secret? How do you get it? And how much was it? Please!
Someone (cc941201 - Tom Chai perhaps?) sent me a link to the right card on Taobao. Thanks! I followed the link and found the card, but couldn't see any way to work with Taobao or contact the seller without signing up, which apparently requires a mainland China telephone number. ?! And when I just tried the link again, it no longer took me to the right page. Would you be willing to help me out with this? I would certainly appreciate it greatly! Rick
So Tom, you seem to be saying that the 802.11ac airport card from the latest Macbook Pro is available on Taobao for $15 (and should work in the previous, late 2012/early 2013 model - I have an A1398), but the link you provided is for the Macbook Air card, which you say is not the same. ? Could you please post a link to the Pro card? And, what are the chances of finding an English speaker if one contacts Taobao or a seller on it? Thanks!