Hi Techies and geniuses community,
I will upgrade the network card of my laptop GT683DXR, so I bought the Intel Network 7260.HMWG WiFi Wireless-AC (if someone need the amazon link just ask me for it), is a PCIe Half Mini Card, so my questions are:
Will I need change the bios or do something to get the card work or is it just plug & play?
No, the card just work without any changes in the bios, indeed was plug n play, windows 7 detect the new hardware but didn't found a driver so I download the drivers from the intel web page installed and everything works fine!
Will the wireless button in Quick Launch Touch Sensors work with this card (buttons bar on the keyboard)?
YES, all the buttons in the quick launch works, even the Fn+F8, so not found problems.
Note: just go ahead! is a great upgrade for the MSi GT683 series, and you will have the new wifi standard 802.11 AC.
any comment about this would be handy
thanks in advance.
By William Shadowruby
I purchased a Killer Wireless-N to replaced the Intel 2230 that my Y500 came with.
So I ran some quick tests, on the 5-ghz and 2.4-ghz bands using speed test and my NAS.
Ping 25 ms
Download 26.16 mbps
Upload 5.37 mbps
Download 12 mbps
Upload 6 mbps
Ping 25 ms
Download 15.97 mbps
Upload 5.22 mbps
Download 3 mbps
Upload 1 mbps
Ping 15 ms
Download 27.35 mbps
Upload 5.41 mbps
Download 9.1 mbps
Upload 15.2 mbps
All in all the Killer so far seems like a very good card, adding only 10 ms of ping when compared to Ethernet. I will probably update this post as I collect real world observations.
Today i will show You how to mount 3rd antenna to Lenovo y580.
The new antenna came from LENOVO G550. I took shorter one (black one). Oryginally it was placed on display panel next to the camera.
Look like that:
I was trying three different places.
1st place was a TV card slot. The long cable was convoluted and placed over the antenna.
2nd place was black plastic below heatpipe, and over RAM. But i can not close the back cover so i resigned of that place.
3rd place was a left speaker.
To take off the keyboard you have to unscrew 3 screws.
Then you have to undermine the three hooks. I used a driver's license because it is lean and hard, respectively.
Take a look at "Lenovo Y480/580 Hardware Maintenance Manual" on this post (end of 1st post): LINK page 46.
You need to remove the three screws instead of two do not read page 45.
Then you have to remove keyboard bezel. Use the same manual as above but page 48 to 50.
Then, stick the double-sided tape antenna.
Take a look at images.
I have done some speed tests.
My router: ASUS RT-N66u
My PC 1: SSD 128GB, Gigabit LAN
My PC 2: Lenovo Y580 SSD 128GB, WiFi 5GHz, WiFi card 3rd location
Intel 6200: Max Download from PC1 to PC2 = 100Mbit/s
Intel 6200: Max Download from PC2 to PC1 = 100Mbit/s
Intel 6300: Max Download from PC1 to PC2 = 135Mbit/s
Intel 6300: Max Download from PC2 to PC1 = 135Mbit/s
I have done some performence tests.
1st place - very large disturbance, unstable connection, avg speed 80Mbit/s
2nd place - very large disturbance, unstable connection, avg speed 90Mbit/s
3rd place - no disturbance, stable connection, avg speed 135Mbit/s
hi guys i bought one of these off ebay not really reading description (IBM card)
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 wireless card A/B/G/N (eBay item 390307758326 end time 20-Jul-11 17:29:55 AEST) : Computers
installed in my m17xr2 and getting CODE 10 (cannot start device) with latest intel drivers & IBM Drivers.