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 Post subject: 801.11ac Wireless Card?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:57 pm 
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Is there an 802.11ac wireless card available for X61? Anybody put one in? What are the results?

I previously flashed my BIOS with Middleton's BIOS and have been running an Intel 802.11n mini card.

So a more pinpoint question would, I guess, be would this mini card work in its place?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... llFullInfo

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-7260HMW-I ... 58aeef9487


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:17 pm 
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People have successfully installed 7260AC cards in T60 units, so there's no reason why it wouldn't work in a X61.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:00 pm 
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ajkula66 et al. Its been a couple of years so I am going to bump my own thread since I have upgraded one router and will probably upgrade my other routers to NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S - AC2600 4x4 MU-MIMO Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Gaming Router (R7800-100NAS)*

Would like to take advantage of 5Ghz frequency for close wifi connections from X61 to the router.

So, here I go again:

Is there an 802.11ac wireless card available for X61 with Middleton BIOS? Anybody put one in? What are the results?

* BTW, I have decided to return the Netgear R7800 because it actually has less range in 2.4Ghz than my old Linksys WRT54G and have ordered two TP-Link Archer C7 which I hope have the 2.4Ghz range of the old Linksys and the impeccable reliability of the old Linksys. FWIW, TP-Link Archer C7 is still the #1 Best Seller on Amazon. If anyone has experience with it or other recommendations, don't hesitate to state.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BUSDVBQ/?t ... ag=WC29013

and see, The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People) last updated December 13, 2016:

http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-wi-fi-router/


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:23 pm 
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My usual recommendation is the Azurewave AW-CE123H. Cheap, half size, BT4 + 802.11ac. And also compatible with Hackintoshes, if you care.
It has served me very well and I like it, but since I don't have any AC network to test with I can't really comment on its performance in that department.

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