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January 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm #169261
lefty -Welcome to the forumJanuary 14, 2010 at 8:17 pm #169165AlfiharParticipant
Came from Hong Kong -just wondered if there was some other reason – only using the two original aerials at the moment. Do I need the third before it will work ?????[/quote1263500021]
It will work fine with one or two aerials, or even none at close range. The maximum speed will be reduced though.
As well as there being engineering samples and fake cards, there are also Intel cards that are designed to work with specific laptops which have a slightly different interface, such as Dell’s. You need to be very careful when you buy one of these cards off eBay.January 16, 2010 at 8:27 am #169289leftyMember
Checked the original EBay posting – it said Samsung, but later mentions models R560 and R200.
Suppose that’s a different card ? Funny it has the same part number as Jayne’s.
Think I’ll write this off to experience !January 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm #169262
lefty – It would be worth contacting the seller and informing about the problem. The seller may be able to provide more information and possibly another card or a refund.January 18, 2010 at 6:55 pm #169290leftyMember
I have contacted seller who is being helpful – he has certainly offered a refund, although I have asked if he can ship the correct card, which I doubt.
Thanks for your help, everybody. I like this forum !January 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm #169193TCMuffinMember
Good result – thank you for reporting back, lefty 🙂January 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm #169263
lefty – Excellent news.
Do let us know the final outcome 🙂January 21, 2010 at 6:30 pm #169258ParsleyMember
I’ve just installed an Intel 5300 WiFi card in my N120 with a third antenna. Having tried out a few quick tests I’m a bit dissapointed in the real throughput while using this card. I’m getting a connection at 130/144 Mbit/s (only using 20Mhz channel) but the actual throughput is rarely more than 30 Mbit/s when downloading from a NAS or share on another computer.
I know that the ‘real’ throughput is always considerably less than the connected rate but the card I installed has previously given around 70 Mbit/s when fitted to my laptop with the same router setup. When downloading at 30 Mbit/s, the N120 CPU is running at around 100% so I assume that the N120 CPU/Disk system is struggling with the throughput.
Has anyone else found this or carried out any tests and can tell me what sort of real-world throughput they’re getting.
Cheers – AndyJanuary 28, 2010 at 10:49 am #169291emergeMember
my intel 5300 just arrived after 1 month of waiting but my nc10 can’t recognize it.
my mini-itx board with mini pci-e slots lists it in lspci, what is the matter then? i tried downgrading the bios to 09, should I use an older version? help pls, i’d like to use it in my laptop, not in my mini-itx board.June 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm #169293henryrootMember
I see that there now is an half size card 5300AN_HMW here
which is half the price. Any idea if it will work?
Is it much of a job getting in to the case?
ThanksJune 26, 2010 at 3:39 am #169246BforByronMember
Hey, just got a 5300 card and have been getting the code 10 error. I was wondering if any one has found a solution to this problem or a way to recognize which cards should work and which ones don’t? I saw that a guy was able to order a non hp/ibm card off provantage but he didn’t state what card or model that was. Mine has a big sticker that says replace with HP spare. It’s also the 533ANMU model.
I see there’s a 512AN model… maybe someone with a working card should crack open the case and see if one of these models is better than the other…
and i did download the newest driversSeptember 11, 2010 at 2:35 pm #169292ColinWMember
Well I decided to go ahead and fit a wireless n mini card to my NC10 as I was in the process of de-casing it in order to replace the monitor cable (flickering screen)(fixed). I fitted the new card (didn’t fit the third arial for the moment (although it was supplied with the card)) – on power-up, my Win7 Pro detected the new hardware and downloaded the driver – all OK (hardwire-connected to internet to allow this to take place). However, when I came to reboot and run in wireless mode there is no wireless connection showing up. The new card is present and enabled but simply not detecting and signals (appears to be switched off) – and yes I am in range of a strong wif signal
Any ideas?October 19, 2010 at 12:35 am #169294mooselodgeMember
Does anyone know if you can fit the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 Wifi card in the NC10? I have a NC10SE and was looking at getting the Intel 5300 Wifi card but I saw the (newer?) 6300 card. From Intel’s website it says it’s a “half mini card”, so I don’t think if it would fit but wanted to see if anyone knew. Thanks.January 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm #169295FishMember
I upgraded some time back with the Intel 5300 after following this thread in the early stages. I installed the 3rd ariel at the same time, but my problem is that my connection only gets a 54Mbps speed, yet I have the Netgear WNDR3700 router. I’ve also got the Netgear WNDA3100v2 USB dongle which gets around 270-300Mbps speed.
I cant see anything in the settings, anyone got any idea’s?
FishAugust 14, 2011 at 8:24 pm #169296T-BobMember
Hmmmm, it looks like you are only getting wireless G performance from your card. Did you route the third aerial up behind the display?
I purchased my aerials through a-plus-tech at Amazon. Search “Tyco wireless and bluetooth antenna”. Still available for $4.99…I obtained my Intel 5300, model 533AN_MMW through Whitewater PC for $29.95, also still available as of 14 August 2011.
I had to remove the screen anyway to address the white screen problem, (apparently solved…it has been a few weeks now), so this was a major drydock event…
My Sears Craftsman #1 Philips was the perfect screwdriver for the Samsung screws, and didn’t strip any of them as long as some care was employed. I used the shorter of the two aerials, but still had so much slack that even after routing behind the screen, I had to loop the excess around the motherboard, securing with a drop or two of hot glue. Attaching the aerials to the Intel 5300 is easy, and there is a reassuring snap when the connectors are properly seated.
I had already downloaded the most current drivers, (but not the wireless utility), from Intel, so installation was very easy. I just double clicked the downloaded file, as the normal XP driver utility did not detect the Intel file.
Our Buffalo dual band router seems to deliver only 130mbs, but that is plenty, considering our ISP only provides 15mbs of bandwidth…As each band is configured for N only, I can confirm that the Samsung’s Intel 5300 is receiving dual band N. The several computers, including the NC10, are all receiving at a maximum 130mbs with WPA2.
As we purchased our blue NC10 back in 2006 while the matte screen was still available, I am now so happy to have an N-capable, white screen free NC10, which is the perfect computer for travel!
Now to look into acquiring an SSD…..
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