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    Question G751JT Atheros Wireless Adapter Module Good Enough for Gaming?

    I've just ordered a G751JT and it seems like the wireless adapter given is Atheros AR956X. Don't think it's the Killer Wireless-N/AC so would like to ask if there's anyone else that is using the same wireless module? Would like to know if it's good enough for gaming or I should get something else to replace it?
    Last edited by xyz_cityhunter; 12-24-2014 at 02:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xyz_cityhunter View Post
    I've just ordered a G751JT and it seems like the wireless adapter given is Atheros AR956X. Don't think it's the Killer Wireless-N/AC so would like to ask if there's anyone else that is using the same wireless module? Would like to know if it's good enough for gaming or I should get something else to replace it?
    G750JM Qualcomm Killer Wirelsss -N issue
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...l=1#post458463

    Here are the details from the post, but check out the other comments as well in that thread.

    "Your AR956x is a single band, 2.4Ghz card that will do 150mbps. Here is the spec pdf, and an excerpt from that document:

    https://qca.qualcomm.com/wp-content/.../11/AR9285.pdf

    Solution Highlights
    Supports up to 150 Mbps
    Highly integrated single chip PCI Express CMOS solution with
    MAC/baseband processor and 2.4 GHz radio
    Backward-compatible to 802.11g; forward–compatible to
    multi-stream 802.11n
    Supports all mandatory IEEE 802.11n features – including several
    IEEE 802.11n optional features such as HT40, half-guard internal
    in HT40 and Rx Space Time Block Coding
    Compliant with IEEE 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g standards and 802.11i

    150mbps is likely fast enough to handle your internet connection at full speed, but if you want to get 5ghz coverage and more throughput, buy a USB Wireless adapter like a USB 3.0 device listed here (scroll down):

    http://www.asus.com/Networking/Wirel...ters_Products/

    That is what I did when I got my G750JW, the entry level model of that range (JW/JX/JH), and it works nicely. Just don't forget to pull it out of the USB socket before putting your G750JM into your backpack "

    It isn't a bad Wifi card, just a limited function one, as I say above check out the USB 3.0 adapters from Asus.

    It isn't worth potentially voiding the warranty by damaging something internal while trying to disassemble to replace the internal Wifi card.
    Last edited by hmscott; 12-24-2014 at 03:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmscott View Post
    G750JM Qualcomm Killer Wirelsss -N issue
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...l=1#post458463

    Here are the details from the post, but check out the other comments as well in that thread.

    "Your AR956x is a single band, 2.4Ghz card that will do 150mbps. Here is the spec pdf, and an excerpt from that document:

    https://qca.qualcomm.com/wp-content/.../11/AR9285.pdf

    Solution Highlights
    Supports up to 150 Mbps
    Highly integrated single chip PCI Express CMOS solution with
    MAC/baseband processor and 2.4 GHz radio
    Backward-compatible to 802.11g; forward–compatible to
    multi-stream 802.11n
    Supports all mandatory IEEE 802.11n features – including several
    IEEE 802.11n optional features such as HT40, half-guard internal
    in HT40 and Rx Space Time Block Coding
    Compliant with IEEE 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g standards and 802.11i

    150mbps is likely fast enough to handle your internet connection at full speed, but if you want to get 5ghz coverage and more throughput, buy a USB Wireless adapter like a USB 3.0 device listed here (scroll down):

    http://www.asus.com/Networking/Wirel...ters_Products/

    That is what I did when I got my G750JW, the entry level model of that range (JW/JX/JH), and it works nicely. Just don't forget to pull it out of the USB socket before putting your G750JM into your backpack "

    It isn't a bad Wifi card, just a limited function one, as I say above check out the USB 3.0 adapters from Asus.

    It isn't worth potentially voiding the warranty by damaging something internal while trying to disassemble to replace the internal Wifi card.
    Hm, guess will have to test with my Asus N12HP router to see the performance of this. I only hope it can manage normal internet with some Steam gaming then I'm all happy with this. And may everyone have a happy and merry Christmas...

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    Anyone can provide the wifi adapter interconnect types for the G751? Might want to hunt for a better replacement for the AR956X...

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    The 751JY should be an AC wirelss?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xamoel View Post
    The 751JY should be an AC wirelss?!
    That is regional dependent, mine is only single band N...

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    Thank god I got Intel DUal Band Wireless-AC7260 xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by x7007 View Post
    Thank god I got Intel DUal Band Wireless-AC7260 xD
    Good for you, I think all of the G751JT in Malaysia will have that cheap ass card...

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    Ok, just changed my card above to Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA222, something equivalent to Killer-N 1202... Will see how it goes...
    https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Qualcomm_Atheros_QCNFA222
    https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Bigfoot_Ne...ireless-N_1202

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    Quote Originally Posted by xyz_cityhunter View Post
    Ok, just changed my card above to Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA222, something equivalent to Killer-N 1202... Will see how it goes...
    https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Qualcomm_Atheros_QCNFA222
    https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Bigfoot_Ne...ireless-N_1202
    xyz_cityhunter, a Bigfoot/Killer Networks Wireless 1202 card is now a good stable choice. New drivers have worked out the bugs, and even though it doesn't do 802.11ac, it is faster than most internet connections

    The Bigfoot/Killer Networks Wireless 1525 with 802.11ac is also looking better than at release, but I would imagine pairing it with a known compatible 802.11ac router is also important - check for reviews / compatibility tests if you want the Killer Wireless features + 802.11ac.

    Please post a link for where you were able to find and purchase the Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA222, and a link to which drivers you are using.

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