Apple released an update to OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5, which in addition to traditional bug fixes to improve stability, compatibility and security of computers has increased the capacity of AFP File Transfer Speeds on 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
As we reported in June , MacBook Air 2013 buyers experienced some issues associated with the wireless module, whichwas a bug related to the artificial constraint data rate Wi-Fi. The module Wi-Fi 802.11ac in the new ” eirah ” should provide a maximum speed of 533 megabits per second , but in reality it varies from 21.2 to 169.6 Mbit / s . Restrictions on the chip left its operating system itself .
According to ArsTechnica, update OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 doubled the capacity of 802.11ac Wi-Fi:
“The speed of data transmission using AFP protocol in a wireless network Wi-Fi 802.11ac in the operating system OS X Mountain Lion closer to Windows 8 running through Boot Camp. Compared with the release of 10.8.4 productivity has doubled. This is important not only for the MacBook Air in 2013 , but for all Mac computers with support for 802.11ac, which will be released in the future. Baud rate of the SMB, unfortunately, has not changed. However upset about it is not worth it, in the new operating system Mavericks Apple replaced the protocol to the improved SMB2 “.
In addition to expanding the capacity of Fixing AFP File Transfer Speeds on 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Apple updated OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 to eliminate the error associated with incorrect display of messages in the mail Mail, solved the problem with a random start the screensaver and increased the reliability of the Xsan. Download OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 is available for free from the store Mac App Store.