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!

    46 vote(s)
    58.2%
  2. Not sure / I'm considering it

    22 vote(s)
    27.8%
  3. No, I don't want to have a chance of invalidating my warrenty.

    11 vote(s)
    13.9%
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  1. Akytarus

    Akytarus Certified Tech Junkie

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    Don't worry about the drivers use the most recent intel wifi driver for wifi part and the bluetooth part is generic and is installed buy windows update :)
     
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  2. coldpenguin

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    I haven't answered the poll, as the device isn't available in the uk yet. Also my answer isn't in the list.

    I don't see the benefit from 150 MHz to 300MHz. My Wii is connected to my mimo router, so my network won't go above g anyway.
    I can stream 720p across wireless g OK. The screen on the ep121 basically offers little extra resolution from this, so why the problem. If I wanted to watch a movie whilst on holiday/vacation, I wouldn't be at home, and thus the movie would be on a storage device plugged into the ep121.

    My only yes would be the impossible. Unlikely to get a single card. That is wireless, b/g or N, with bluetooth, AND 3g/gprs
     
  3. Akytarus

    Akytarus Certified Tech Junkie

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    I hope you mean Mbps not MHz. 150Mbps relays to rough real rate of 8-10MB/Sec where as 300Mbps relays to rough real rate of 18-20MB/Sec so a doubling of transfer rate is greatly appreciated. Also this new Intel card supports WiDi see here -> Intel WiDi + Netgear Push2TV Reciver

    I guess that make sense in you circumstances not to upgrade.

    Don't forget the EP121 has a mini HDMI port capable of 1080p or higher with with Digital Audio. Some people such as my self might be connecting up a TV (or 1080p projector in my case) to the EP121!

    Same here...! :cool:

    Would be interesting to see that, but I don't think it would be possible due to size constraints as well as power requirements or all three devices on one card.
     
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    So what is the main use you will be putting the ep121 to in these circumstances? This is what I am struggling to understand (from those that need the system to stream 1080p across a wireless network, and display it at the same time)
    For me, I have a fixed computer connected to the TV to watch and record my hi-def programs (satelite broadcasts).
    I would be using the ep121 as a laptop replacement otherwise.

    I am not considering that someone would want to display a game on the telly whilst using the tablet to control it. That just wouldn't be a sensible use of the device (in my opinion)

    [not trying to be argumentative, just trying to understand the use-case]
     
  5. Akytarus

    Akytarus Certified Tech Junkie

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    You make a good point. High speed and better suport for 2.4GHz/5GHz is my main reason.

    Here's a few senario i've been in...

    1. Using a projector with the EP121 to make annotations and gestures during a presentation at work. (It would be nice to use WiDi and avoid cables)

    2. Visiting friends and family and using the EP121 on a HDTV for a quick impromptu movie (netflix).

    3. Moving large files from desktop to EP121 - As EP121 does not have a ethernet port. (using SD Card/USB Stick is just inconvenient and slower)
     
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  8. blemert

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    I received the card today and got it installed with very little problem (also upgraded the RAM from 2 to 4) I can now connect to my 5.0GHz 802.11n router. However, connecting on the 5.0GHz band yields very erratic connections. 802.11g seems to work flawlessly. Bluetooth works great as well. I have even re-installed W7 Ultimate... using latest drivers.
     
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    maybe the antenna isn't right for MIMO?
     
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    Could be... I'm not out a lot of $$... just would be nice for 1080p clips.
     
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