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WiFi Cards for the X220

#1 Post by illini71 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:31 pm

What is the best Wifi card i can get for the X220. I have the 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter. This card is weak on reception and will not connect to my 5GHz network.

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Re: WiFi Cards for the X220

#2 Post by bill bolton » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:58 pm

illini71 wrote:What is the best Wifi card i can get for the X220.
If you don't have a camera in your X220, that would be the Intel 6300 (which is a 3T3R card).

If you do have a camera, it will be one of the Intel 6200 family cards (which are basically 2T2R cards)..... sorry I don't use those cards myself and don't have an exact reference on the preferred 6200 series card model for an X220 handy.

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Re: WiFi Cards for the X220

#3 Post by illini71 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:33 pm

I got a Ultimate 6300. WOW what a card, in places i would barely get reception im getting full reception. Not to mention 5ghz is an option now.

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#4 Post by asiafish » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:10 pm

illini71 wrote:I got a Ultimate 6300. WOW what a card, in places i would barely get reception im getting full reception. Not to mention 5ghz is an option now.
Did your X220 come with the 6300 card or did you install it yourself?
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Re: WiFi Cards for the X220

#5 Post by illini71 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:27 am

I bought off ebay and installed it myself.

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#6 Post by asiafish » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:30 am

illini71 wrote:I bought off ebay and installed it myself.
Were the necessary antennas already in the laptop? Which card did your laptop originally come with?
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#7 Post by illini71 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:02 am

I just put the two snap on wires back where they were. Its pretty simple. I had the 1x1 11.

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Re: WiFi Cards for the X220

#8 Post by asiafish » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:30 pm

illini71 wrote:I just put the two snap on wires back where they were. Its pretty simple. I had the 1x1 11.
I thought the 6300 was a 3 antenna card.
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Re: WiFi Cards for the X220

#9 Post by illini71 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:02 pm

Yeah it has place for one in the center. Its works very well without it. I have a wire for but it dosent have a connector on it. Works great with the 1 and 2 wire.

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Re: WiFi Cards for the X220

#10 Post by illini71 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:15 pm

I found this when i was looking around.

No you will not see any diffrence the 3rd antenna is for a third concurent connection making it a 450 megabit connection assuming your N router has the ability to handle all three this would make it a third faster buuuut I only know of 1 router that can do this so far and I might be assuming to much but I doubt you have this. N with a 300 mb connection gives you about 12MB a sec so about 100mb that is a tiny bit better than 100 mb wired so it should do you for most things..

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Re: WiFi Cards for the X220

#11 Post by vinuneuro » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:27 pm

So the 6300 is the same as the 6205 but with the additional capability of 450Mb/s?

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#12 Post by bill bolton » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:50 pm

illini71 wrote:No you will not see any diffrence
In my experience, 3T3R cards do give better performance with 2T3R routers that a 2T2R card does :idea:

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Re: WiFi Cards for the X220

#13 Post by bobbytan » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:46 pm

bill bolton wrote: In my experience, 3T3R cards do give better performance with 2T3R routers that a 2T2R card does :idea:

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Let's say if we forgo the HSDPA card, could we use the HSDPA antenna as an alternative for the 3rd antenna required by 6300?
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Re: WiFi Cards for the X220

#14 Post by vinuneuro » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:17 pm

bill bolton wrote: In my experience, 3T3R cards do give better performance with 2T3R routers that a 2T2R card does :idea:

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I think we're talking about performance with 2T2R routers since 2T3R are so rare. Especially since public areas (where you only find 2T2R) are where you run into reception issues.

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