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Maximum wireless speed on W520?

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Maximum wireless speed on W520?

#1 Post by helicopter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:36 pm

Hello,
I have a W520 (4270-CTO) running Windows 7. Network adapter is 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter. I'm using the Realtek driver 2023.1.1201.2014, dated 1/6/2015.

What's the fastest download speed for this network adapter? Seems like the wifi connection is the bottle neck for video conferencing, since my FIOS connection is supposed to be 200 Mbps, and I'm only getting about 24 Mbps down.

Thanks.

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Re: Maximum wireless speed on W520?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:23 am

Those Realteks 1x1 are lousy cards.
Get a Dual Band Intel N6300, it will do up to 450 Mbps.
Unless you have a modded BIOS with whitelist removed, get an offficial Lenovo FRU 60Y3233.
If you have such a BIOS, also look at Intel AC-7260 https://www.ebay.ie/itm/303239756571
It can do up to 867 Mbps, and includes Bluetooth 4.0
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Re: Maximum wireless speed on W520?

#3 Post by helicopter » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:38 am

Thanks a million! I'm going to get one and try it out.

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