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. Methadras

    Methadras Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Did the upgrade to the n6230 and with the 128g ssd and no issues. Everything works well and speeds are much better. Now to just get that darned g-sensor to work again. :D
     
  2. Minion

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    Are there any tutorials on replacing the WiFi/Bluetooth adapter? I found the links to buy the necessary item but nothing as far as how to install it. Thanks!
     
  3. Loren

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  4. BenjaminRies

    BenjaminRies Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Just wanted to report/confirm that the 6230 in my EP121 is working just fine streaming 720p and audio to my new D-Link MainStage DHD-131 WiDi receiver (2nd-gen Intel Wireless Display tech, similar to the Netgear PTV2000).

    You don't need the Pro/set running, but you do need the "Intel My WiFi" utility - basically this is what allows a second virtual WiFi connection to communicate with the WiDi device.
     
  5. haya-t

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    I'm planning to get a 6230 as well. But how much difference does it give you in speed? Is the difference really that much or should I wait for a newer/better card, if there is such any. I hope it won't affect my battery life.
     
  6. Loren

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    If you have a dual band router the speed difference is very noticeable. The big advantage of this card is the dual band capability.
    I have seen no difference in battery life.
     
  7. LanMan85

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    Did anyone have trouble with the Bluetooth function after upgrading? I'm not having problems with the wifi, but the BT is really erratic.

    Update: I got it. I saw the note above where someone had to uninstall the old Atheros client and that worked for me too. Should've thought of that. Oh well, it works perfectly now!

    Thanks for everyone's help on this fine forum!!!
     
  8. Houston

    Houston Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Upgraded yesterday. Spent more time on the Bluetooth "issue" than I'd like to admit but thanks for the forum posts cuz it's up and running
     
  9. Marty

    Marty Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    I'm thinking of upgrading the wireless card with a
    Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235

    It seems like an upgraded version of the 6230 card mentioned throughout this thread but with BT4.0 support.

    I just wanted to check here before I made the purchase. Anyone know if the compatibility is be the same as the 6230?

    Thanks
     
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  10. CF77

    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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    you are probably the first to use 6235 on EP121..keep us update.
     
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