January 4, 2009 at 1:20 pm #160424bemuradMember
Is it possible to connect this card to the NC10? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using this card over the 5300.January 4, 2009 at 1:47 pm #178439
It looks like it will work ok.
The advantage of this card is that in addition to 802.11a/b/g/n it can also connect to 802.16e or WiMAX networks (a type of mobile broadband).January 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm #178445bkitoMember
Sorry to hijack this thread, but I have a quick newbie question. Where does someone find these cards for sale? I’m in the US, but shipping from overseas isn’t out of the question. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!January 5, 2009 at 5:14 pm #178440
Sorry to hijack this thread, but I have a quick newbie question. Where does someone find these cards for sale? I’m in the US, but shipping from overseas isn’t out of the question. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Maybe Google Shopping can help
Google Shopping Search Results for Intel 5300 wireless
This is the card most people are using, it’s also called a 533AN_MMW (make sure you don’t buy a half size card). The 5350 card which bemurad asked about in this thread will probably be harder to get hold of.
You will additionally need to purchase an aerial.
I bought mine from OxfordTec (link is to the US store though I purchased from the UK site).
This thread has a lot more information on the Intel 5300 card:-
Intel 5300 draft nJanuary 6, 2009 at 2:07 am #178444martinMember
eBay! I bought a 5300 card for $24.99 and an extra antenna for Â£2.00 both had free shipping worldwide and come from Hong Kong. 🙂February 18, 2009 at 11:33 pm #178447pazpazMember
I have just fitted an Intel 5350 card, got it from eBay with WIMax and it is running sweet, getting 300Mbps no sweat. Just got to wait for WiMax to become mainstream now to get speeds of upto 450mbpsFebruary 19, 2009 at 2:39 pm #178448FlowahMember
Is this this a good buy? Comes with 3 antennae. I was wondering if the antennae generally make a big difference or of they are all the same. Tyco is a good company?February 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm #178441
Do you need WiMAX?
Also the NC10 already has 2 aerials so you only need 1 additional aerial.
Those aerials don’t appear to be enclosed so you would need to either cover them or be very careful not to let them touch any other parts.April 10, 2009 at 2:47 pm #178449qt11Member
i’m currently looking at getting one of these cards too.
For those that got them from ebay, please could you let us know who you bought them from.
AApril 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm #178450
I’m having problems with the Intel drivers for the 5350, maybe someone can help me:
When I switched the netbook back on, the 5350 got recognised as 2 different devices in XP home, which went through the “found new hardware” process twice:
* First, a wifi device was recognised, and XP manage to download working drivers on its own (sorry, was late, don’t remember if this is what actually happened).
* Then, a wimax device was recognised, but XP couldn’t find any drivers for it and the device ended-up in the “unrecognised hardware” category. Screenshots here.
I tried to download the 5350 drivers from the intel site (drivers only, then drivers + management software) and still ended-up with a non-working wimax device.
The NC10 is running the original XP home, is this why? Also, since the 5350 I got from Hong Kong came as a toshiba part, I’ll check the intel INF file to see why the device isn’t recognised.
 Another question is why would the Wimax part end-up in the USB device tree?
Anyone managed to sort it out?
JohnApril 26, 2009 at 10:31 am #178443wukkkieMember
You have to install the Intel WiMAX Connection Utility http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/products/wireless/wimax/wifi/tools.htmApril 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm #178451
Thank you wukkie, that did the trick!!
I had previously downloaded “IntelÂ® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility for Windows* XP 32-Bit” but the file I really needed was “IntelÂ® PROSet/Wireless WiMAX Connection Utility for Windows* XP 32-Bit”.
The install points you to the .NET 2.0 framework (if not already installed) and sets / brings-up the wifi/wimax devices, all without a single reboot!
* wimax is a USB device (the screenshots I took weren’t lying)
* wifi and wimax cannot be switched on at the same time
* no wimax in Manchester.UK 🙁
I’ll take screenshots of the different tools if people are interested!
Having tested the 5350 for a few days now, I really think all this mucking about with finding the right screwdriver and replacing the antennas was well worth the effort!
For me the main advantage is how stable the connection to my WRT54GL has become! Not sure about battery life or range (…not worse?) but the wifi connection through 2 walls is rock solid (WPA2/AES).
Anyway, thanks again for pointing me in the right direction!
JohnApril 26, 2009 at 10:18 pm #178442
[quote1240783985=John Little]wimax is a USB device (the screenshots I took weren’t lying)[/quote1240783985]
Mini PCIe can provide both PCIe x1 and USB 2.0, I didn’t realise a card could use both though. I wonder if this is part of the reason why you can’t active both at the same time (also due to sharing the same aerials).
Anyway glad you’ve got it working.April 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm #178446ParodyMember
Oops, I missed a page. Sorry. :)
[quote1240843057=John Little]Another question is why would the Wimax part end-up in the USB device tree?[/quote1240843057]
Intel’s specifications for the 5350 states “Connector Interface: PCIe electrical interface for WiFi, USB 2.0 for WiMAX”.April 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm #178452
thanks for the info. I haven’t had a chance to check the “new” bus specs, first I heard that mini-pcie did both pcie and usb was… in this thread! I need to brush-up!
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