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Zeptohack
08-20-2013, 04:37 PM
Have an Asus G75 where I want to switch the WiFi card for a dual band card so that it can run 300 Mbps and not only 150 Mbps by default. Is this a normal or half mini card in the G75 standard or?

Clintlgm
08-20-2013, 08:55 PM
I think some are putting in the Bigfoot card. I only get 65 MBS on mine still faster than my Internet connection 35 MBS

SpasTaz0917
08-20-2013, 09:35 PM
Yes it is normal for that card.
It is only single band and it's max connection speed is 150mbps usually around 65/72 depends on your router.

I would recommend the Bigfoot cards since the dudes on this forum sounds to like them

I personally prefer the intel cards.


But to change the wifi card on the G75 you have to get under the keyboard.
Only takes about of millions of screws in my opinion but worth the "hassle"
Especially at schools with 5ghz preferred interwebz.

13fist
08-21-2013, 12:22 AM
I've been looking at both the bigfoot and intel options. I must say I am a bit reluctant to go for the bigfoot, since it is an atheros card.

SpasTaz0917
08-21-2013, 09:00 AM
I will soon get my new intel 7260 ac card.
Got one a few days ago but it was not an ac card so had to return it and wait one more week after waiting for 2 weeks..."
But the intel 7260 dual band N without BT had actually better signal and ping than the stock atheros pos card

But there are some hiccups with Intel 6235's Bluetooth or I don't know if it's a Windows 8 problem since it worked fabulously on windows 7

atra.stella
08-25-2013, 06:49 PM
have you guys upgraded your wifi cards? and so what specific wifi cards did you use?

SpasTaz0917
08-25-2013, 07:05 PM
Wireless N 300mbps + bluetooth
Intel 6230/6235
Bigfoot Killer 1102 without bluetooth
Bigfoot killer 1202

Wireless N 450mbs
the 3x3 MiMo cards - these will require you to install a third antenna
Intel 6300
Bigfoot 1103

Wireless AC 867mbps
Intel 7260 AC (HMW.WB)
and some Qualcomm cards

but I've read somewhere the intel 6300 has been unsuccesful even after installing a third antenna

atra.stella
08-25-2013, 09:36 PM
Bigfoot killer 1202 sounds like a winner, which will you recommend? also have you upgraded your wifi card? any noticeable difference?

SpasTaz0917
08-25-2013, 09:51 PM
Yes I have upgraded my Wireless card with Intel 7260 AC this friday.
but S**T happened and now I gotta buy new In-ears instead of the new ASUS RT-AC56U which sadly costs the same x)
So I won't be testing out the new AC wireless until Christmas or some crap since I gotta buy Battlefield 4 too...

back to topic

yeah the 1202 sounds like a winner since it has awesome reviews and speeds and the advertised prioritising for games.

I would recommend the 1202
or 1102 if you don't need the bluetooth
if you are not in a hurry to buy the latest AC cards.

but I personally recommend the Intel 7260 AC since it has better signal than the stock Wi-fi card. it might have some Driver issues at the start but it is basically brand new after all. so hopefully Intel won't botch the drivers again as they did for the 6235 cards on some users, but it worked fine for me, when I had it (put it in my parents ancient laptop).

the laptops wifi stops internet connection sporadically. I don't know if it's the new 7260 that does it or if it's the latest update on my Airport Express (wifi router). but I suspect that it's the new firmware for the Airport Express. but it could as well be driver issues on the laptop. (lost game connections sucks, especially with good in game scores in BF3)


p.s
for your other post on downgrading to windows 7..
just stick with Windows 8, and get start8. then it's like windows 7.
unless you need Windows 7 for some programs and such.

atra.stella
08-25-2013, 09:55 PM
i would prefer the 1202, i do play a lot of games LoL, Borderlands 2 and Guildwars 2 - most of the time. so when my wifi spikes up and down im like wtf!? and im 5-10 feet away from the router.

any idea about the graphic card drivers? i used to install the one from nvidia site it says no graphic card supported, any idea?

SpasTaz0917
08-25-2013, 10:00 PM
since I don't have the 670MX, I don't know.

but what I would do is get the 320.49 from Nvidia's website, and see if it works.
if that doesn't work.

get 314.22 Drivers instead.

makes sure you get the mobile version

SpasTaz0917
08-25-2013, 10:07 PM
Download the drivers using the dropdown menus. At Nvidia's website
Then download it. But don't use the automatic driver searcher thing

rewben
08-26-2013, 03:48 PM
I have intel 7260 installed in my g55. with rt-ac66u I get 866.7mbps.

atra.stella
08-26-2013, 09:05 PM
wow any feed back from users who has killer 1202 here on their g75vx?

atra.stella
08-28-2013, 05:10 PM
i just installed bigfoot killer n1202, one word AWESOME!