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Report: Edimax AC450 USB 802.11ac Adapter used with Mac Pro
Updated our page on Mac/OS X compatible 802.11ac WiFi adapters with a reader report on using a ($24.99) USB (Stub) Edimax 802.11ac Adapter (5GHz only) with his Mac Pro. (I thought the first feedback on that tiny adapter would be from MacBook/MacBook Air users.) Previous reports there include posts on 802.11ac PCIe cards in Mac Pros, 802.11ac Mini-PCIe upgrade in a Macbook Pro (retina), and info on other 802.11ac adapters with Mac OS X support. (Natively or via drivers.)
  
Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:

Also see our page of Tips, Troubleshooting & How-To Guides for Mac/OS X/iOS Users.
  

Recent Tips/DIY Upgrades/Mods/Repairs:
  • Mac Pro Northbridge High Temperatures? Check for Broken Heatsink Retainer
  • 2009 Mac Pro 6-core 3.46GHz CPU Upgrade, Repair NB Heatsink Retainers
  • 2009 Mac Pro 12-core CPU Upgrade (Dual 2.93GHz X5670 Westmere CPUs)
  • Mac OS X Compatible 802.11ac Adapters (USB/PCIe/Mini-PCIe) Updated
  • Intel SSD Firmware Update Tool 2.0.13 (fix for some Mac models)

    (Other DIY Mods/Upgrade articles, Updates, Tips and more you may have missed.)

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      Thursday July 31st, 2014 News
    • Epson Printer Drivers v2.18 for OS X (Apple D/L page)
    • Colin McRae Rally now available on Steam
    • Total War: SHOGUN 2 for Mac released
    • Apple's Content Delivery Network Now Live
    • Microsoft updates Word/Excel/PowerPoint for iPad
    • Beats and Apple Dispute Reports of Layoffs
    • Apple TV launches channel in Brazil
    • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles
      - OS X Printer & scanner software available for D/L (rev for Epson drivers update)
    • Review of Seagate 4-bay NAS
    • Security of USB Fundamentally Broken
    • Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Teardown
    • Review of Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB Flash Drive

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