WiFi/Blutooth Upgrade -> N @ 300Mbps or Dual Band

Discussion in 'EP121 Slate' started by Akytarus, Feb 14, 2011.

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Are you going to upgrade your WiFi/Bluetooth Card ?

  1. Yes, I want full speed dual band support!

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  2. Not sure / I'm considering it

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  3. No, I don't want to have a chance of invalidating my warrenty.

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  1. Akytarus

    Akytarus Certified Tech Junkie

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    Hi, Folks Updated 26-Feb-2011 (see bottom of post)

    I've been doing some research into the WiFi/Bluetooth card thats in the EP121...

    The Stock combo card is a: AR9002WB-1NGC - 2.4Ghz N @ 150Mbps ONLY

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    *** This is the module I'm trying to find/acquire to replace the original combo WiFi/Bluetooth Card ***

    The new Intel 6230 WiFi/Bluetooth Card - Link to Intel 6230 Site

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    The cards specification can be found in the Intel Product Brief - Link to Brief

    ** Drivers ***


    Link to Product @ CC - $29.99 CDN
     
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  2. CF77

    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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    looks good..what about the battery pack?
     
  3. Akytarus

    Akytarus Certified Tech Junkie

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    First Post updated with the WiFi/Bluetooth card I'm trying to find

    Intel WiFi Link 6230 62230AN.HMWWB Half Height MiniCard Advanced

    It seems many manufactures are starting to use. This Would make a compile upgrade to proper modern Wifi and Bluetooth for the EP121.
     
  4. hmmmm_really

    hmmmm_really Pen Pal - Newbie

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    ASUS really dropped the bomb on this one. Being cheap with the wireless adapter (half speed wireless-n = slow) on such a high-end product (ASUS EP121) really sucks. Let us know how it goes.
     
  5. Akytarus

    Akytarus Certified Tech Junkie

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    Hi,

    I've managed to convince the product manager (nice to have friends in high places) at Canada Computers to order in the Intel WiFi Link 6230 62230AN.HMWWB Half Height MiniCard and bring it in as a regular stock item. ETA to have it in stock should be the first week of March.

    They have many stores scattered over ontario. You can also order online.

    Link to Product @ CC - $29.99 CDN

    P.S> This is a Canadian Store Duh! Sorry I don't know if CC ships to the US.
     
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  6. mrjh000

    mrjh000 Lurker

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    I'm interested in swapping out the wifi card as well. Here is the link I found for Provantage: PROVANTAGE: 62230AN.HMWWB Centrino Advanced-N 6230 Wifi Half Mini By Intel (Overview)

    It seems like this card is fairly new so that online stores do not have product pictures yet.

    Anyone know if this will improve the wifi signal? I'm having trouble receiving wifi signal when I'm two rooms away from my wireless router, whereas my laptop works fine.
     
  7. Akytarus

    Akytarus Certified Tech Junkie

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    Hi,

    I've been trying to get official confirmation of the intel cards specification but no-one seems to know... until now...!

    I just got confirmation from Intel OEM Partner Synnex.com of the Intel WiFi Link 6230 62230AN.HMWWB specifications (see picture below).

    It's like trying to pull teeth to get any information out of intel on such a new part :confused: (they claim they have no information nor a white paper on it :eek:) inso I had to resort to asking a Intel OEM Partner for the information. :cool:

    How can they sell a product that they have no information on?!?!


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  8. CF77

    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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    I like to have one too. do U know the cost yet?
     
  9. mrjh000

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    Wait... Even if we manage to get our hands on these wifi cards, how are we going to get the drivers for it? I can't find any drivers on Intel's site.
     
  10. Loren

    Loren Pen Pal - Newbie

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    WiFi Drivers are here
    But I see no mention of Bluetooth.
     
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