- Technical Specifications
Take Wireless Networking to the Extreme!
You’ve experienced the freedom and satisfaction of connecting to the Internet wirelessly, but now is the time to skip to the next generation in WiFi—Sonnet’s Aria™ Extreme N will help get you there! This little card (just 2" x 1-1/8") delivers 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. How much faster and farther can it go? Connected to an 802.11n router like the AirPort® Extreme Base Station with 802.11n, you’ll experience data transfers up to five times as fast, and at up to twice the range offered by 802.11g networks(1), the previous wireless networking standard!
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. Sonnet delivers added value by including the specialized tools and detailed installation instructions that enable do-it-yourself installation(2) for Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Pro users.
802.11n network can deliver up to five times the speed and twice the range of 802.11g network.
Simple way to add 802.11n wireless networking capability to any compatible computer(3)
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
Fast and Secure
Aria Extreme N can connect up to three antennas, depending on your computer’s configuration, to maximize its performance with 802.11n routers that also feature multiple radios and antennas. 802.11n devices utilize MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology that enables multiple data streams to be transmitted at the same time, and provides enough bandwidth to allow simultaneous high-speed Internet access, HD video streaming, large file transferring, VoIP telephony, and more! Aria Extreme N supports 802.1X, LEAP, WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption for secure network configuration, so you can work wirelessly with confidence.
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, so configuration is completed in a few simple steps. If you’re on the go, or haven’t added an 802.11n wireless router to your setup, don’t worry; Aria Extreme N is backward compatible with 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g routers and other equipment.
Mac mini (Intel-based)
Mac OS® X Version 10.4.9+
OS X Mountain Lion Compatible
Notebook with mini-PCIe slot
Specifications subject to change without notice.