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Old 03-07-2014, 08:29 PM   #1
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upgrade old laptop's wifi network adapter

is it possible to upgrade the wifi card for my old asus ul80vt laptop?

currently the laptop is still using the original 2.4ghz-only wifi card.

thinking of getting a dual band wifi card so that my laptop can finally go wireless-ac... or at least 5ghz wireless-n.

is it possible? any specific wifi card model to recommend?
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:44 AM   #2
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im also thinking of doing the same thing. worse, my laptop claims to have gigabit speed but just found out recently it can only reach 100mbps speed updown max. i went to challenger a few weeks back n the salesguy said can get the usb adapter. if u wana have wireless ac then must get an ac router too. i havent tried it out. no money. lol.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:08 PM   #3
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is it possible to upgrade the wifi card for my old asus ul80vt laptop?

currently the laptop is still using the original 2.4ghz-only wifi card.

thinking of getting a dual band wifi card so that my laptop can finally go wireless-ac... or at least 5ghz wireless-n.

is it possible? any specific wifi card model to recommend?
Should be possible, but check this. If you can, replace with Intel AC 7260 card.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:54 PM   #4
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my laptop is using a atheros ar9285, and not a intel one.

i scare anyhow buy later the motherboard don't support or the phyiscal size of the card is wrong.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:59 PM   #5
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my laptop is using a atheros ar9285, and not a intel one.

i scare anyhow buy later the motherboard don't support or the phyiscal size of the card is wrong.
1. If google isnt wrong, ar9285 is 2T2R. Thus your notebook should not have issue with the card.

2. If is asus, I dont remember ASUS having wifi black / white list
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:37 PM   #6
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cos ar9285 is single band so i scare if upgrade to dual band the motherboard cannot support.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:45 PM   #7
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cos ar9285 is single band so i scare if upgrade to dual band the motherboard cannot support.
normally will works if the 2T2R is similar, I change the one in my MSI to Intel 7260ac with no problem after installing the required drivers
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TS, remove the back cover and see if wifi card is half height?
If so, you can buy one at Laser.

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/no...h-4646684.html
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:55 AM   #9
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cos ar9285 is single band so i scare if upgrade to dual band the motherboard cannot support.
nah, it doesn't matter. the band is card dependable not notebook (rarely the case)
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TS, remove the back cover and see if wifi card is half height?
If so, you can buy one at Laser.

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/no...h-4646684.html
Do make sure you got the right 1. There are too many variations in the market.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:40 PM   #11
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It is TS looking for one, not me.

Do make sure you got the right 1. There are too many variations in the market.
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We are actually doing the upgrades to this card. Total cost is $99.
Card price is $69. $30 service charge. (Includes card installation + drivers installation).
For those who worry about compatibility issues can come to us.
NO charges if incompatible.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:15 PM   #13
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We are actually doing the upgrades to this card. Total cost is $99.
Card price is $69. $30 service charge. (Includes card installation + drivers installation).
For those who worry about compatibility issues can come to us.
NO charges if incompatible.
thx for the offer but for that price i would rather just spent a little more money and get a usb wireless-ac adapter.

not willing to commit too much money for a 4+ year old laptop.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:23 PM   #14
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It is TS looking for one, not me.
Just trying to addon to what you have said
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:26 PM   #15
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We are actually doing the upgrades to this card. Total cost is $99.
Card price is $69. $30 service charge. (Includes card installation + drivers installation).
For those who worry about compatibility issues can come to us.
NO charges if incompatible.
I think you meant it the other way around.

I paid $30 for the card and fix it free by myself.
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