Sonnet Introduces 802.11n Mini-PCIe Card

Sonnet Introduces 802.11n Mini-PCIe Card

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Sonnet Technologies announces the introduction of the Aria Extreme-n 802.11n wireless mini-PCIe card. This small form-factor card, measuring 2" x 1-1/8", delivers draft 802.11n wireless network connectivity to Mac Pro, MacBook®, MacBook Pro, iMac® (Intel), Mac mini (Intel), and Windows® notebook computers with an available mini-PCIe slot. Sonnet delivers added value by including the specialized tools and detailed installation instructions that enable do-it-yourself installation for Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Pro users.

Aria Extreme-n adds 802.11n wireless connectivity to compatible Macs without a wireless card, and upgrades systems originally sold with an 802.11g AirPort® Extreme card; Aria Extreme-n mounts into the AirPort card slot and connects to the computer’s built-in antenna(s). Aria Extreme-n uses Mac OS® X’s AirPort drivers and configuration tools, configuration is completed in a few simple steps. Aria Extreme-n is backward compatible with 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g routers and other equipment.

Aria Extreme-n Key Benefits
- Simple way to add 802.11n wireless networking capability to any compatible computer
- Specialized tools and detailed instructions included for Mac mini, Mac Pro,
MacBook, and MacBook Pro installation
- Internal card replaces original AirPort card
- 802.11n delivers up to 5x the speed and 2x the range of 802.11g network
- Works with all AirPort, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express base stations and
equivalent wireless hubs
- Backward compatible with 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g devices

Mac Compatibility
- iMac (Intel-based)
- Mac mini (Intel-based)
- Mac Pro
- MacBook
- MacBook Pro
- Mac OS 10.4.9 and later
- 802.11n protocol requires Airport Extreme Base Station with 802.11n or AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler for Mac software (sold separately)

PC Compatibility
- Notebook with mini-PCIe slot
- Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista

Pricing and Availability
Aria Extreme-n (part number N80211-EM) will be available November 16, 2007 with the suggested retail price of USD $129.95.

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Sonnet Introduces 802.11n Mini-PCIe Card

Sonnet Introduces 802.11n Mini-PCIe Card
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