View Full Version : Upgrading WIFI card on G74SX?

08-10-2011, 01:44 PM

I was wondering if any of you know where I can buy a Intel 6200/6300 Wireless N x64 card to replace the built in atheros one with?

I've tried searching around on google, but not found anything yet.

Would greatly appreciate any help! :)

08-10-2011, 05:50 PM
I got mine from provantage.com

08-10-2011, 06:13 PM
Which one did you get? 6200 or 6300?
And is it easy to install in the machine?

08-12-2011, 01:33 AM
Yeah, it's easy. Open the bottom, and undo one screw, and pop off the 2 antenna. It should angle up for easy removal. Reverse to install.

08-12-2011, 11:08 AM
Thanks Chastity!

Since there are only 2 antenna cables in there, I'm going to go with the 6200 card.

08-13-2011, 01:29 AM
I'd get the 6300, and have the option to upgrade with the third antenna down the road. Price difference between them is like $8 :) You can also get a 6250 and have a WiMAX option. ($45)

08-15-2011, 11:25 AM
Damnit, I've tried ordering the 6300 card now, but neither provantage nor amazon will ship it to Norway. (Which is kind of crucial since I live there..)
Any ideas as to who might ship these internationally? I can't understand why they wouldn't..

Can't find any Norwegian retailers carrying these either.

08-24-2011, 06:26 PM

should ship there

08-24-2011, 10:30 PM
Thanks, but already found a Norwegian retailer which made shipping real cheap in contrast to the international shipping.
All in all it cost me 46$ for the 6300 card, and installation was cake. Enjoying it! :)

08-25-2011, 09:51 AM
Did the wireless range get better for you neonfisk? or faster.
Im considering doing it to my G74sx :).

08-25-2011, 10:39 AM
It did indeed! Both the speed and range were boosted enough to put a little smile on my face.
My disconnection issues are also in the past now. :)

I've also ordered a router that can actually push 450Mb/s wirelessly now, so I am excited to see how that turns out.

09-20-2011, 05:22 PM
Hi. I'm facing some problems with my G74SX-3DE's Wifi connection. It was working great, but a couple days ago, it simply stoped. I can connect but, the connection changes from normal to limited (without internet access) every single minute. I have the original Wifi + Bluetooth adapter (azurewave, atheros). I've tried to update my driver with a new one that I found for a sony vaio (wich has the same atheros wifi) and the issues still there. The other wifi devices work great with my home connection. Any idea for solution? Anyway, I bought a new adapter but I didn't received it yet, but I need to use the internet soon. I bought the intel 6230, is it a good one? I choose it because I need the bluetooth too. Is it easy to install? Thx a lot.

09-21-2011, 05:40 PM
If you open up the bottom panel, you'll see the existing WiFi on the lower left hand side with the 2 antenna leads. unscrew the one screw and give it a light nudge to have it lift up to 45 degrees. You can then remove it. Leads just pop off.

09-21-2011, 06:00 PM
have you noticed a difference since switching to the intel 6200? what's the performance compared to a 5100?

10-04-2011, 12:46 AM
My N 6230 has just arrived and it works very well, I notice a big increase of speed (comparing with the original wifi, when it was working). My question now is, how can I integrate the bluetothh adapter (that came on n 6230) with the wireless button (fn+f2),because with the old card, when I press those keys I could choose to enable or disable the wireless and/or the bluetooh. Does anyone knows how to do this? Thanks a lot!

08-28-2012, 11:10 PM
If you're interested in replacing the Atheros Wifi Card, and have considered getting the Intel 6230 (w BlueTooth 3.0) - I advise you to get the Intel 6235 (BlueTooth 4.0) instead AND only requires 2 Antenna's - Same as we have in the G74 Series (I have the G74SX)

I ordered mine on E-Bay, for $26.95 (US)... with FREE Delivery (International):

The Item was entitled "Intel 6235 802.11n Half size mini PCI Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo Adapter 6235ANHMW"

I don't know if you can view a link on this forum but here it is: http://www.ebay.com/itm/180946642701?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

If you are in the USA, delivery from China is about 4 Weeks, and it appears they will ship anywhere... so be patient (If you're in a hurry, get it from a seller near you, in the USA, that means an additional $10 on price, Plus Delivery charges)

I can't report on the speed since I haven't received it yet, but I am going to pair it with a Linksys WRT320N router (N600 = 300 Speed max per band 2.4/5Ghz).

01-03-2013, 08:46 PM
Do I need to download drivers for the 6230/35 first before I install? Or are the wifi cards plug and play?

Just got a 6235 to install as my athoes just craped out last night.