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Sadler13
07-06-2013, 09:09 AM
Does anyone know if there is an AC Wireless card out to upgrade to on my G75VW?
I have the Asus Router that supports AC but my G75 doesn't have the card.
I knew about this awhile back when I purchased the Router but was checking to see
if there is now one that can be put in my G75.

Please let me know if anyone does

_Thanks

Clerbois
07-07-2013, 12:24 AM
I would be interested by this information too...

There is some external usb wifi ac card...
There is some "good" internal "dual band" wifi car (not ac), like Intel 6235...

But I don't find laptop intenal wifi ac card.
May a "Intel Wireless-AC 7260" be used for example?

Gumwars
07-07-2013, 03:49 AM
I'd call ASUS on this one. From what I gather, we'd need the "whitelist" of devices that can be used with the G75 motherboard.

Sadler13
07-07-2013, 04:17 AM
I found this http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/finally-intel-dual-band-wireless-ac-7260-wi-fi-card-for-notebooks.68662/ link.
seems it will work, for $30 its worth a try.
I am going to order it tomorrow and will give updates as soon as I install it.

Sadler13
07-07-2013, 04:19 AM
The issue is if you ask Asus they will just tell you they don't "Recommend It" I've given up on them long ago with stuff like this lol.
So I will just buy it and see for myself.
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/dual-band-wireless-ac-7260-bluetooth.html

Gumwars
07-07-2013, 04:32 AM
Hey, $30 bucks ain't bad at all...please let us know how it turns out!

Sadler13
07-07-2013, 08:55 AM
Here is the Spec sheet for the adapter https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/dual-band-wireless-ac-7260-bluetooth-brief.pdf

Looks like the Win7 Driver isn't out yet but the are supposed to have released it Q2'2013. http://communities.intel.com/thread/42298?start=15&tstart=0

So I will just buy it and wait till they release the Win7 driver.
The Win8 driver is the only one that has been released so far.

Hifonics
07-22-2013, 11:21 PM
I am told by ASUS the card is integrated but the pictures just make it look like it's not easy to get to and that's all. I really hate the atheros wifi card and I want to replace it. please keep this thread updated.

rewben
07-23-2013, 01:10 AM
i'm running a intel wireless-ac 7260 now (on a g55). it works (overall performance is fine; but the signal fluctuates with time; the symptoms is lesser after i have updated the driver to the latest 1.6.1.0.14). waiting for my .ac router to be here for further testings.

Hifonics
07-23-2013, 03:56 PM
Do you get better overall quality than the Atheros Card? Better range and overall stability?

Quasimodem
07-23-2013, 05:15 PM
Do you get better overall quality than the Atheros Card? Better range and overall stability?

Anything is better than that piece of trash.

Hifonics
07-23-2013, 07:18 PM
Anything is better than that piece of trash.

Yea I was thinking that too, so I already placed my order. I have never had a wireless Card function so horribly before.

Quasimodem
07-23-2013, 07:25 PM
Yea I was thinking that too, so I already placed my order. I have never had a wireless Card function so horribly before.

I had an Intel 6300 last, and it had driver issues. I'm using a Killer-N 1103 right now, waiting on Killer to have AC cards.

Hifonics
07-27-2013, 03:45 PM
I just installed the Intel Network 7260.HMWG WiFi Wireless-AC 7260 H/T Dual Band 2x2 AC+Bluetooth HMC and right away I'm much happier then the Atheros. In the same location I was before, the Atheros would get 3-5Mbps while right now the 7260 gets 35Mbps stable. Direcgt Connected I get 35Mbps so to me it's perfectly fine. I have it paired with the Asus RT-AC66U and very happy now. Wireless was my biggest problem with this computer and it was a real walk in the park to do. Asus kept telling me it was integrated but it's not. It's just on the top of the MB and requires you to remove the keypad so it takes longer then most computers who have the wireless card in an upgradeable location.

My advice to anyone who has slight problems with you wireless is just to do it. If you can't do it yourself then a shop should be able to do it for no more than $100. I'd be happy to do it for anyone located in Florida as it makes such a huge improvement.

mrc00l88
09-01-2013, 07:48 AM
I upgraded to the 6235 back months ago - all is well but contemplating upgrading to the 7260. Is there anything better out there currently or is the 7260 still the best option?

If Bluetooth and everything working?

Thanks!

rewben
09-01-2013, 09:33 AM
I had an Intel 6300 last, and it had driver issues. I'm using a Killer-N 1103 right now, waiting on Killer to have AC cards.

an intel 7260 coupled with rt-ac66u is not bad. running at 866.7 Mbps now (or 433.3 Mbps if there are other devices with wifi-n are connected).


I just installed the Intel Network 7260.HMWG WiFi Wireless-AC 7260 H/T Dual Band 2x2 AC+Bluetooth HMC and right away I'm much happier then the Atheros. In the same location I was before, the Atheros would get 3-5Mbps while right now the 7260 gets 35Mbps stable. Direcgt Connected I get 35Mbps so to me it's perfectly fine. I have it paired with the Asus RT-AC66U and very happy now. Wireless was my biggest problem with this computer and it was a real walk in the park to do. Asus kept telling me it was integrated but it's not. It's just on the top of the MB and requires you to remove the keypad so it takes longer then most computers who have the wireless card in an upgradeable location.

My advice to anyone who has slight problems with you wireless is just to do it. If you can't do it yourself then a shop should be able to do it for no more than $100. I'd be happy to do it for anyone located in Florida as it makes such a huge improvement.

er.. i think the speed should be much higher.


I upgraded to the 6235 back months ago - all is well but contemplating upgrading to the 7260. Is there anything better out there currently or is the 7260 still the best option?

If Bluetooth and everything working?

Thanks!

with time there will be better products. for now, i think 7260 is fine. aw 17 has a broadcom .ac wifi. it's by default 2x2 wifi+bt, not 3x3. i'm not sure if it's good.

the bluetooth is working fine. i a using orochi bt mouse.

mrc00l88
09-01-2013, 02:43 PM
Thanks. Ill wait it out a bit more for a few options. Hooked up my ea6500 but no ac devices to test it out ;)

So far the only ac card Bluetooth and wifi compatible is the 7260?

rewben
09-01-2013, 02:52 PM
ok :)

er.. the 7260 is the only .ac card i have now. i guess we all need to wait for a bit for new ones :)

ogre9000
09-13-2013, 12:03 AM
Installed the Intel 7260AC in my G75VW this morning. I've been testing it all day.
Paired with my 802.11AC router (Netgear R6300), it's an absolute beast.
Multiboxing three EVE clients plus Teamspeak and Mumble. No lag or latency.
Now to test how it does on hotel wireless on my next trip.

mrc00l88
09-30-2013, 11:01 PM
hey guys - how is the 7260AC treating you? is it still the best wifi + bluetooth option for the g75vw?

thanks!

ogre9000
10-01-2013, 01:55 AM
Mine is running great. Paired up with the R6300 router, it gives the best wireless speeds I've ever seen. On older routers it certainly performs at least as well as the better 802.11n cards out there.
I've seen a few issues reported on various forums out there, but they are mostly found to be faulty antennae connections or less than optimal locations. I've paired a few devices with the bluetooth radio, but I don't actually use it much, so I can only say that it passes a few tests.

mrc00l88
10-01-2013, 07:32 PM
thanks for the info. i have an ea6500 router so should be seeing good speeds as well.

Talentless
10-10-2013, 02:11 PM
I recently installed the AC 7260 as well. I found the driver for windows 8, and it is working fine (after some rookie nervous moments when I couldnt originally find the driver and thought there was a problem with the 7260AC itself.

I noticed my wireless speed is now capped at 130mbs (which is an improvement from the 65mbs I had been receiving on the old stock adapter. Is this due to the Verizon Fios N-Series router limitations? Would I simply need to purchase an AC router to make full use of this adapter? Sorry for stupid question.

ogre9000
10-11-2013, 09:57 AM
130mbs is the limit of this Verizon FiOS router.
http://www.actiontec.com/214.html
Is this similar to yours?

Talentless
10-11-2013, 10:17 PM
130mbs is the limit of this Verizon FiOS router.
http://www.actiontec.com/214.html
Is this similar to yours?

Yes, it is. Does this mean I simply need to invest in an AC router and stop using the router that was provided to us?

Talentless
10-12-2013, 05:01 AM
Also, why are certain things running choppy when 130mbps is "twice" as good as the 65mbps showed on the prior card. I must not have the settings right.

ogre9000
10-12-2013, 06:53 AM
Replacing the slower router will obviously give you better performance. As for the choppy behavior on the current router, there are a lot of variables when it comes to network performance.
I would tend to assume that the upstream conditions on a FiOS line would be good and that the latency you experience when running at the router's max speed was the result of performance issues with the router. Now that it's maxed out, behavior you haven't seen before might become apparent.
When things are choppy, are you streaming from the Internet, or from a media server on the network?

Talentless
10-12-2013, 11:55 PM
Replacing the slower router will obviously give you better performance. As for the choppy behavior on the current router, there are a lot of variables when it comes to network performance.
I would tend to assume that the upstream conditions on a FiOS line would be good and that the latency you experience when running at the router's max speed was the result of performance issues with the router. Now that it's maxed out, behavior you haven't seen before might become apparent.
When things are choppy, are you streaming from the Internet, or from a media server on the network?

Just when playing FIFA14 online. The game isnt very demanding wth my G75V given my nvidia 670m gtx 3gb. With the stock card I didnt experience any choppy behavior, so I figured there must be some settings I can/should play around with now that I am using an AC card.

I noticed on the connection screen it shows IPv6 Connectivity as no internet access. Sounds strange, hope that isnt what needs to be fixed.

Talentless
10-15-2013, 02:13 AM
Asus RT AC66U router came today... connection speeds of 866.7mpbs. Time to start experimenting with settings to get the maximum possible out of this thing. If a self-taught novice can figure this out, anyone can.

Vicodin
10-15-2013, 02:42 AM
Newegg.com has it for $30.00 as well. I just ordered one myself. Gonna try it out in my Razer Blade 14". I know it is not a ROG, but I can still fill you guys in with how it works compared to the Killer 1202 that came stock in my Blade.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106190

dkdj5
10-15-2013, 09:19 PM
AC wireless card for G55VW Intel 7260 bluetooth not working.

I have a G55 Win7 with the 7260.HMW card. The Wifi works great on N (I don't have my ac router yet). However, my bluetooth doesn't work. My computer doesn't even recognize it. My original Atheros (Azurewave AR5B225) card with bluetooth worked fine. I just wanted more range/speed. I haven't seen anybody say their bluetooth even worked or does anybody even use it. I've tried all the drivers from Asus and Intel that I could find. I would use another card if I could find one with dual band, ac, bluetooth, but I Asus won't tell me which cards I can use. Any ideas. Thanks!

ogre9000
10-16-2013, 07:11 AM
Bluetooth works fine on my G75VW. I just don't use it.
Check to make sure you don't have any of the old card's bluetooth drivers left on the system. I've seen a lot of forum posts about old drivers fouling the installation in one way or another.

dkdj5
10-17-2013, 04:35 AM
I did a quick removal of the atheros drivers I could see, but I didn't check the delete from system box. I'll give that a try. Thanks.

tkolarik
10-18-2013, 03:32 PM
I upgraded my BestBuy 1x1 wifi card to the Intel N-6235 a few months ago. It works really well, but getting access to the card location is tough. However, the new card works great, even better with Windows 8 than it did with Windows 7. It does drop it's speed on router using WEP encryption. I have a Netgear WNDR4500 so I get about 270 mbps but at my in-laws it just gets 74.

I had no problems with the install of the card using the Intel drivers. Bluetooth and Wifi work well, just avoid any wifi drivers for Win8 but the console is needed to use the wifi key o the top row in W7. If not a clean install, uninstall drivers before shutting down to replace the card.

Silver-Eye
10-26-2013, 08:54 AM
guys, doesen't the intel 7260 comes with two antennas?
is the gt75vw compatible with this?

Because its time to upgrade my wifi card..

ogre9000
10-26-2013, 04:25 PM
guys, doesen't the intel 7260 comes with two antennas?
is the gt75vw compatible with this?

Yes. The G75VW's two antenna just plug right into the two ports on the card.

Silver-Eye
10-28-2013, 01:09 AM
Yes. The G75VW's two antenna just plug right into the two ports on the card.

Thanks.. gonna order it :)

mrc00l88
12-12-2013, 11:29 PM
is this still the latest and greatest? hows it working for everyone?

ogre9000
12-13-2013, 07:06 AM
is this still the latest and greatest? hows it working for everyone?

Still working fine here. I've been traveling across the US lately and can confirm that it works well with diverse hotel wifi routers and with my Verizon and Clear 4gLTE and WiMax hotspots.

Nothing like the performance on my home AC router though.:(

sap995
12-26-2013, 03:48 PM
Just ordered my 7260 off Amazon, only $24. Can't wait for it to get here and upgrade from the stock POS.

rewben
12-27-2013, 01:31 AM
Just ordered my 7260 off Amazon, only $24. Can't wait for it to get here and upgrade from the stock POS.

$24 is a good deal. however, please confirm that you are getting the wireless-ac, not wireless-n. (intel 7260 has quite a number of variants, including wireless-n version and wireless-ac version).

madmatter
12-28-2013, 11:11 PM
Anyone try to install the 7260 ac on a g73jh? I recently installed it on mine and can't get it to connect any faster than 54 mbps and on 802.11n. I have a netgear r7000 router also. Any ideas??

Theodor
12-30-2013, 07:58 PM
I installed the intel AC 7260 in my G75VW a couple of months ago. Followed this youtube teardown video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9KHrJKInmA and just switched the card. This computer very easy to dismanle/reassemble in my opinion.

Everything works like a charm. Doubled my wifi throughput (Asus RT-AC66U) to about 25MB/sek (SMB/NAS)

Haven't tried bluetooth, but seems to be working.

Only thing to remember when installing new Intel card is to UNINSTALL ATHEROS WIFI/BLUETOOTH DRIVERS FIRST!

Good luck!

lieutenantdan
12-31-2013, 05:13 AM
Anyone here with a G75vx change out the existing Broadcom ac card for an Intel 7260 ac? I have a Netgear R7000 router.

hectorsrondonb
08-31-2014, 05:07 PM
hello guys.
could you please let me know what is the correct versión of the adapter.?
the intel brochure names 3:

Dual Band Wireless AC 7260:
- 7260 HMW 802.11ac,2x2,Bluetooth 4.0 PCIe, USB, HMC
- 7260 NGW 802.11ac,2x2,Bluetooth 4.0, PCIe, USB,M.2 2230
- 7260 SDW 802.11ac, 2x2, Bluetooth 4.0, PCIe, USB, M.2 2226 Solder

wich one???

thanks a lot. cause there is difference in the layout construction and i am affraid it won´t fit in..

rewben
09-04-2014, 08:58 AM
hello guys.
could you please let me know what is the correct versión of the adapter.?
the intel brochure names 3:

Dual Band Wireless AC 7260:
- 7260 HMW 802.11ac,2x2,Bluetooth 4.0 PCIe, USB, HMC
- 7260 NGW 802.11ac,2x2,Bluetooth 4.0, PCIe, USB,M.2 2230
- 7260 SDW 802.11ac, 2x2, Bluetooth 4.0, PCIe, USB, M.2 2226 Solder

wich one???

thanks a lot. cause there is difference in the layout construction and i am affraid it won´t fit in..

it's the first one, 7260 HMW. HMC means Half Mini Card. the other two are of M.2 form factor.

alitech
11-17-2014, 11:27 AM
How guys, I am trying to locate the disassembly tutorial to upgrade the wifi card on my G750JX. I stumbled on it a year ago and left it as I wanted to go out of the warranty period which is now happened. Can someone please point me to the tutorial specifically for the wifi card upgrade? I bought the intel 7260 so I am ready to go.

cappo
11-17-2014, 05:00 PM
Hi, may be this will help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9KHrJKInmA

It´s for G75 but i think the G750 is not so different. Good luck.

Mikee
01-06-2015, 03:18 PM
Hi,
i have a G75 and like also to change the crap wifi modul to the Intel 7260. So far i use the ASUS USB-AC56 Adapter that works well but not stable since i updated OS to Win 8.1
Because there are some versions of the Intel 7260 could you confirm that this is the latest version that i shoud use for the G75:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/281313745744?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Also it would be good to know it this version of the 7260 works on 5Ghz.

Mikee
01-09-2015, 08:08 PM
answer to my request would be great :)

SpasTaz0917
01-10-2015, 04:56 PM
yeah
it is the "latest" version
it has wireless AC which is solely on the 5GHz band and of course you can useit on 5Ghz Wireless N band.

but that is expensive as balls! you could buy 2 for that price...
try your online retailers they probably have it cheaper

Mikee
01-11-2015, 09:53 AM
Thank you for the info, i will try to get is somewhere cheaper :)

JusSko77
01-17-2015, 12:58 PM
I just installed the Intel Network 7260.HMWG WiFi Wireless-AC 7260 H/T Dual Band 2x2 AC+Bluetooth HMC and right away I'm much happier then the Atheros. In the same location I was before, the Atheros would get 3-5Mbps while right now the 7260 gets 35Mbps stable. Direcgt Connected I get 35Mbps so to me it's perfectly fine. I have it paired with the Asus RT-AC66U and very happy now. Wireless was my biggest problem with this computer and it was a real walk in the park to do. Asus kept telling me it was integrated but it's not. It's just on the top of the MB and requires you to remove the keypad so it takes longer then most computers who have the wireless card in an upgradeable location.

My advice to anyone who has slight problems with you wireless is just to do it. If you can't do it yourself then a shop should be able to do it for no more than $100. I'd be happy to do it for anyone located in Florida as it makes such a huge improvement.

I was starting to have connection issues with my lappy and upgraded do to your suggestion along with putting in some matching CORSAIR Vengeance sticks in "16 Gigs" and I have to say that I'm one happy panda now. Thanks a bunch.

Mikee
01-31-2015, 02:44 PM
Today installed the 7260 in my G75VW. Was easy and so much better wlan now!

rewben
02-03-2015, 08:23 PM
Today installed the 7260 in my G75VW. Was easy and so much better wlan now!

with a compatible .ac wifi router, intel 7260 can reach the full speed 867Mbps :D

Quasimodem
02-06-2015, 04:54 AM
Anyone seen a Killer AC card pop up yet?

fieronv
02-11-2015, 03:50 PM
Today installed the 7260 in my G75VW. Very easy to install only took about 20 minutes and with my new AC router it amazing on the download speeds.
I think that Newegg made a mistake though and sent me four of the 7620 modules so now I have 3 extras! :)

Naes213
03-11-2015, 03:42 AM
Yep, just got my 7260 today and just finished installing it. Holy crap! I only have 105mbps internet but I'm sucking every bit up with this new card. Up from about 50mbps with the Atheros. It was extremely simple to install as well and for $30, well worth it!

bdawwgg
03-26-2015, 11:38 PM
Ive installed the 7260 in my G75VW and have been having different problems.

I uninstalled the old atheros drivers

placed the new card in and installed drivers, ive gotten the bluetooth to work twice both times after a fresh install of the drivers. after a restart no bluetooth in site. No where in device manager as it was shown before.

While the bt was working i was able to connect my phone as a bluetooth device and everything worked fine, after restart gonezo.

If theres any suggestions on what to do i would appreciate the help. Thanks everyone

Pandur
03-28-2015, 09:03 AM
I got the 7260 in my G55VW. Works like a charm. Make sure you download the latest drivers for both wifi and bluetooth from Intel. I've had some issues in the past with previous drivers.

bdawwgg
03-30-2015, 10:11 PM
I got the 7260 in my G55VW. Works like a charm. Make sure you download the latest drivers for both wifi and bluetooth from Intel. I've had some issues in the past with previous drivers.

I had to tape pin 51 the furthest pin on the right side on the front of the card (label side) and next boot up bluetooth was showing in the tray.

My only next problem although very minor, how do you get the bluetooth to show up when pressing fn + f2 to toggle wifi or bluetooth?
Anyone know??

Also to my previous post I think my whole shutdown problem was due to the power button ribbon connecting the Power button to the MB. I bought one online plugged and went on like nothing. Damn asus service center was telling me I have to buy a whole new keyboard for it, them mfers

Isamu966
12-14-2015, 07:43 PM
I also just installed the 7260, the 7260.HMWWB.R variant, and came across the dreaded nonfunctioning bluetooth. My system was upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 before the hardware upgrade. With that my BT was already nonfunctional, so I did not uninstall the Atheros BT drivers before the 7260 upgrade.

After the upgrade, BT still didn't work, I uninstalled all the Atheros drivers. I even went into the registry file to remove references to the Atheros BT drivers. In all the rebooting I did, I noticed the little blue BT icon would appear in the System Tray and a minute later it would disappear. Other reboots, I tried opening it and it seemed to work but then disappear again.

Turns out it was the Asus Wireless Console 3 program causing it to disappear. After uninstalling it, my BT works just fine, except I still can't control it using fn+F2. Better than nothing.

Hope that helps someone else.