WiFi chipsets

David Fletcher dave at thefletchers.net
Sat Jun 20 07:52:24 UTC 2015


On Sat, 2015-06-20 at 08:45 +0200, Petter Adsen wrote:
> I found a "Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260" mini PCIe card at the site
> of the people I usually shop from, has anyone tried that? It is the
> only mini PCIe card they have, and I'd much rather replace the one that
> is currently in the laptop than add another one via USB.
> 
> Are there any specific chipsets I should be looking for or avoid? I
> really need the best network performance I can get.

All I can really say is, on my laptop lspci give this information:-

Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 [Kilmer Peak] (rev
5f)

It works beautifully with the 5GHz band on my Virgin Superhub, and last
time I was skiing it got the hotel lobby WiFi signal from my room on the
3rd floor.


> 
> > You may find, though, that a card won't work in your laptop even though
> > it physically fits in the slot. For example I bought a couple of Intel
> > chipped dual band WiFi cards through ebay. The first one I fitted, in my
> > 10 inch Toshiba netbook, works perfectly. The second one I tried in a
> > friend's older Acer laptop. It fits the slot, and shows up in lspci, but
> > it won't work. I'm told that this might be something to do with hardware
> > white/black lists built into certain BIOSes.
> 
> I'm aware of this, and I will contact HP and ask them if the laptop in
> question has such a list. They list part numbers for several replacement
> cards in the manual, so I'm a little worried that it might.

The seller I bought mine from reckons there is none of this crap in
Toshiba machines. He/she might know the answer. Try seller
mk_enterprises

Dave





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