HP wireless intel 6230 N card

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  1. revmike

    revmike Scribbler - Standard Member

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    It's an older model Linksys Wre54g-rm, that I bought from Amazon.
     
  2. ships10

    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I went to Best Buy and bought a linksys RE1000 extender.
    It seems to have solved the problem for now....but I'll wait and see for the final verdict.
    However, I am wondering if my 2 sons' 2 PS 3's are eating up a lot of the bandwidth ....coz when they log off the signal is stronger.
    The PS3 and the broadcom wireless card all operate in the 2.4 GHz frequency.
    Will an extender make a difference in such a scenario?
     
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    revmike Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I haven't experienced a drop while my son is using his xbox360 while on "live", nor while my daughter is using her laptop. My router is the cisco-linksys e3000 model.
     
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    I think that is a newer model router. Mine is about 2 years old -a linksys WRT610N.
    I wonder what others have to say ?
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I have noticed a difference in my slate's browsing speeds when my son is gaming, skyping and whatever else he does at the same time. I think to myself, he's eating up the bandwidth, not knowing if that is even possible.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    All Networks use "Shared" Bandwidth, in this someone's internet bandwidth is finite. Xbox online gaming and VOIP are huge bandwidth hogs. I moved my son's Xbox to a wired connection when it was downstairs and it helped, but now it is in his room and wireless again, we notice the difference :(
     
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    I've never noticed a drop off, but I will check the next time he is at home playing on-line.
     
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    Would it be worse with 2 simultaneous PS3's n a laptop?
    Would an extender help?
     
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    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The linksys RE 1000 extender has done a marvelous job so far.
    Most of the time I am getting the maximum speed of the factory installed broadcom 4313 wireless card of 72 mbps. Usually about 45-72 mbps. I think it would be even faster if HP had not whitelisted the other cards eg the intel 6230 N.
    I wonder if Rick would be able to initiate a BIOS update to let us
    upgrade the wireless card ?HP already sells the intel 6230 wireless card.
    I am sure we would be willing to pay the extra cost that HP charges.

    This ONE upgrade would very much enhance our browsing experience in the slate the most by any margin. Rick ,please , do whatever you can to make this happen!
     
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    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Today I bought a linksys wireless dual band usb adapter... model AE 2500. It has truly increased my internet speed. I am now able to get the maximum speed from the dual band linksys router.
    Together with the linksys RE 1000 extender I am really enjoying my internet browsing. The atom can handle the download speeds pretty well.
    The dual band capability lets me have access to both 2.4 Ghz and 5.0 GHz speed. When I am within 3O'-40' I get up to 300 mbps speeds in the 5 GHz range and up to 144 mbps in the 2.4 GHz. The only down side so far is that the dongle sticks out.
    Amazon.com: Linksys AE2500 Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter: Electronics
     
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