Which wifi card??

Talk about the wireless features of the micro PC.
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Postby rockmartinn24 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 14:35

There are so many wifi card for laprop. I using Dell 2.4/5 GHz Wireless 1505 PCI Express WLAN Mini-Card. The Wireless 1505 WLAN PCI Card adds draft-802.11n Wi-Fi capabilities to notebooks, PCs and other devices that support PCI Express bus architecture.

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Postby denyalmartin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 04:07

Here i sharing best info about wifi card. I think Netgear is a best wifi card. Netgear of course it powers the whole house for about $30-$50 per month i strongly suggest it.

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Postby computercowboy » Mon Jun 06, 2011 14:15

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The best WiFi card now is the Intel 6300 half height... but you need to add a third antenna. If you don't add a third antenna then the Intel 6300 is still pretty great. If you want to use OSX or Linux then you are better off with an Atheros or Broadcom based card.

I have lots of different cards for sale, Intel cards, Broadcom cards, and Atheros cards, let me know (send a PM) if you are looking to get a better Wifi card for cheap.
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Postby niteman1969 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 05:21

This is the one I currently have on its way from Ebay...

Apple Airport Extreme Card AR5BXB92

802.11ABGN Dual Band
Up to 300BPS Wireless Connection

PCI Express Mini Card
Atheros 9th Gen AR9280 Chipset
Support 802.11ABGN up to 300Mbps
Universal UF.L antenna port x2
Compatible with MAC OS 10.4 and upper
Also compatible with windows and linux system

This is the lastest version of Airport card
so make sure your Airport utility is up to date
and get all the patches applied

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Postby bigs » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:00

wow niteman1969. please let us know how this card goes! having dual band N would be awesome eh. My current single band N, although excellent when attached to a single band N access point,, is pretty g speed when attached to a dual band N accesspoint.
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard
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Postby niteman1969 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 23:52

Yep no problem, will let you know when they arrive.

I'm still trying to get a stable signal with an airport extreme that I have
put in it for now, but kinda killing myself trying to work out which antenna
should go where as it is a 3 antenna card numbered 2 1 0

I have an old stick on 3rd antenna and have put it in port 1 for now and white cable
on 0 and grey on 2 , and tried various combinations, I'm getting pretty annoyed as
the signal is pretty badly fluctuating.

One minute I have full bars, the next I am dropping signal.... arghhhh!!!!

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Postby niteman1969 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 00:46

Got the ar5bx92 and still getting wifi fluctuations.
Sometimes I see lots of access points and my signal from my netgear
router is excellent other times it drops to seeing 3 or 4 access points and
my signal drops to good or fair to my netgear.

Im guessing the internal aerials are at fault, may have to try some modifications..

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Postby bigs » Sat Jun 18, 2011 04:16

hmm thats strange. I only had bad low signal using the stock wifi card. Its alot more stable and faster transfers overall using the intel 4965.

As for aerials, I added an additional 3rd aerial on the back case bulge opposite to the battery compartment.

before I added the third aerial, I used the two outer connedtors, and signal was still good and stable.

Hers a link to something similar, but not the same as I added

http://cgi.ebay.com/2x-MINI-PCI-WIRELESS-WIFI-CARD-INTERNAL-ANTENNA-AERIAL-/250839487347?pt=UK_Computing_LaptopAccessories_PCMCIACards&hash=item3a6732d373#ht_831wt_936

Touch wood your signal will improve. otherwise you may have to mod the stock aerials to match your mini pci card.
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby niteman1969 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 22:40

The signal has got better, more stable but still is weaker than i would like.

I do have some modifications in mind involving using patch cables to external antenna
connectors and mounting 2-3 external rp-sma mini antennas..

Just in the planning stages at the moment although i have dummied it with some old
router antennas and the signal went through the roof, excellent at all times.

So now for buying the parts and a small hand drill...

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Postby bigs » Thu Jun 23, 2011 05:48

wow, external antenna! Modifiying the exterior of the UX with aerials, will it still be as pocketable as it was before after this mod?

A good place to put some antenna would be in the sliding up screen housing, especially where the finger print and motion eye cam go. Reason being is that the sliding screen could also double as as extending antenna, and hence be more similar to that of a conventional notebook which houses its antenna in the screen for excellent reception.

Issue is the existing ribbon linking screen, motion eye, finger print and speakers functions have already been setup using a thin ribbon cable. I think signal cable needs to be thicker so you would have to somehow have both the existing ribbon cable and another cable possible taped to the ribbon in parallel, to transfer link the mini PCI to the screen section.

Your thoughts?
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn


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