View Full Version : ROG G551JM Wireless software, which ones do I need?

01-09-2015, 12:09 AM
Hi all, not sure if this is the right place but this is my first time posting here. I have the Asus G551jm and I removed 8.1 went to 7, hated it so bought 8.1 pro and installed it. I went to download the wireless drivers on the Asus page but there are about 6 different ones, do I need them all? I tried installing all of them, the Intel WIFI says it is not for my computer and I am having connection issues, being my connection keeps jumping fast/slow/fast/slow etc. I unistalled a bunch and now only have Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 and Realtek PCIe GBE family controller. I tried getting rid of the Realtek but no matter what I try it won't uninstall.

So I am confused and it sucks only getting about 5% of my available internet speed, normally I only have the two smallest bars showing on the internet connection graphic.

Thanks for any help.


01-09-2015, 04:12 AM
post here for quicker response

01-09-2015, 04:36 AM
The G551JM series appears to have used different internal WiFi adapter cards. You know the Intel driver is not the right one. Try the other two, the latest dated Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Lan Driver and Application or the Ralink Wireless Lan Driver and Application. If both these don't work . . .

Upgrade your WiFi card to a Bigfoot Killer 1202. Upgrading a Wifi adapter card on a laptop can be just as easy as ram or mSata, except you will need a Phillip #0 screw driver on hand. I upgraded to a Bigfoot Killer 1202 and after loading the drivers, all is perfect in my home network and on the go. Much better performance with the WiFi 300mps and Blutooth 4.0. Find it here (your laptop is compatible with this card):

You can also buy a intel Wifi card which I first did, but the Bigfoot Killer 1202 is the best of the best.
Most Wife Adapter cards are located under a cover in the back of the laptop OR under the keyboard nowadays.

Here is a video overview of the card and install (which vary per laptop)


01-09-2015, 05:15 AM
The location of your Wifi card is seen at 1:40 minutes into this video review. It is right next to your RAM. Very easy install if you need or desire to go this route.


01-09-2015, 05:05 PM
Thanks for the replies. As suggested I will move this, didn't know it was incorrect.

01-10-2015, 01:23 AM
OF course amazon canada doesn't have that card, in fact it is impossible to find any laptop cards in canada, frigging backward country. I did find a guy in ebay selling them from the US (amazon US won't ship to canada). This is same, no?


01-12-2015, 01:42 AM
It is exactly the same as there is no variation by Bigfoot. Whether is for Dell, MSI or ASUS, it is the same OEM wifI 1202 card.

02-15-2015, 10:37 PM
Hey weasel65, just wanted to check whether have you upgraded your wifi card to Bigfoot Killer 1202, and would like to know if it solved your problem?

This is because I'm facing the exact same issues as you did (pulling in 0.5Mbps on my 5Mbps), I didn't downgrade to Win 7 (stayed at 8.1) and reset my PC after I think I messed up the drivers after downloading a bunch, installing and uninstalling them.