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It is because the airport extreme in the 24" iMac is not really an airport extreme as is in all other macs.

 

It is a Broadcom 802.11n (Pre-N actually as IEEE has not ratified 802.11n yet).

 

That being the case, the driver that came on the Leopard disc will not work with it. You need to copy AppleAirPort2 from /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAirPort2.kext from the original Tiger installation and replace the Leopard version.

 

Then, your Airport Extreme-ish will work just fine.

 

NOTE: Currently the 802.11n card in the 24" iMac has the 802.11n functionality disabled and will only function at 54Mb/ps under OS X. You can replace the driver under Windows with a Broadcom Pre-N card's drivers and get the full 580 Mb/ps but I have yet to find a way to make it work under OS X in any of its encarnations.

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The problem is Apple needs to make more updates to Leopard for us developers who want to use it for primary purposes-the headphone jack in MB/MBP's and the AirPort in the iMac 24" are perfect examples of this.

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It is because the airport extreme in the 24" iMac is not really an airport extreme as is in all other macs.

 

It is a Broadcom 802.11n (Pre-N actually as IEEE has not ratified 802.11n yet).

 

That being the case, the driver that came on the Leopard disc will not work with it. You need to copy AppleAirPort2 from /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAirPort2.kext from the original Tiger installation and replace the Leopard version.

 

Then, your Airport Extreme-ish will work just fine.

 

tried it with leopard and it did not work....oh well I hope they get it fixed by the time it is officially released.

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