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(USB 3.0) 802.11ac WiFi Adapter with Mac OS X Support:
Although not shipping until July 22nd, Amped's $89.99 ACA1 802.11ac adapter (USB 3.0) lists Mac Support - OS X 10.4 (?) to 10.8 on the specs page. (With reminder on lower performance if used w/USB 2.0 port.) Although more expensive than the D-Link DWA-180 802.11ac Dual Band (USB 2.0) Adapter ($52.99 list), in addition to faster USB 3.0 (vs 2.0), the ACA1 also appears to have better antennas/design than a USB stick. (Hopefully interference with 2.4GHz WiFi/BT won't be an issue like some USB 3.0 drives.)
   If any reader tries either of these (or any other 802.11ac adapter with mac support), let me know. (Please include mac/os/base details - Thanks!)
Update: The (2x2) Asus USB-AC56 802.11ac adapter is USB 3.0 and their specs page lists support for OS X 10.5 thru 10.8. (Drivers page download for Mac OS X includes drivers for OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8.)
(FYI: I've added these to a later page on Mac/OS X Compatible 802.11ac adapters/cards that also includes info on PCIe cards.)
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    Friday July 12th, 2013 News Archive
  • Review of OWC Envoy Pro EX SSD
  • Review of Max Payne 3 for Mac
  • Google's Schmidt says relationship with Apple has improved
  • TinkerTool System Release 2 v3.2
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    - Mac notebooks with built-in batteries: How to service or replace the battery
    - Apple Earbuds and static electricity
    - Identifying iPhone models
    - Apple TV: Depending on country, what content can I buy or rent from iTunes Store?
    - Managing content manually on iPhone, iPad, and iPod
    - Syncing and troubleshooting iPod games
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    - iOS: Troubleshooting Siri

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