Intel Intel 5300 Ultimate N Wi-Fi Link Wireless Network Adapter - Mini PCI Express - 450Mbps - IEEE 802.11n (draft), IEEE 802.11a/b/g
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- The Intel Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 series is a family of IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N wireless network adapters
- These adapters, available in both PCIe mini card and half mini card form factor deliver up to 450 Mbps of bandwidth
- This operates in both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz spectra
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This is used in an HP Pavilion dv7-1270us upgraded from a 5100. This hooks to my Apple Airport Extreme Base Station the latest revision version 7.4.2. Sadly this only goes upto 300mbps even on the 5GHz band. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate on this machine because I use Spanish and Russian languages on it too.
It uses very little above its sibling 5100 but it does use more nonetheless being that it has a 3rd antenna connection as well. I have noticed that when it is idle, it will trigger it's speed down (on N connections) to conserve some of the battery and when it is on full blast, it will go to the 270-300mbps range. Most of the time when it is idle, it will be around 150-216mbps. It is very smart about power management but that doesn't really apply to me seeing as I have a 17" laptop.
With my setup unfortunately, I can't achieve the advertised 450mbps (see setup above). I am only left on 300mbps but it feels more stable compared to the 5100's 5GHz N connection. I do get sustained speeds of 10-12MB/s when copying large files (ISO, HD Video) and for smaller files ~8MB/s - ~10MB/s coming from a Gigabit machine. I have stressed it by streaming 2 1080p videos simultaneously without too many lags in playback. 3x 720p videos came out with similar results. 802.Read more ›
After deciding to upgrade and researching alternate Wifi cards, I realized I needed to determine how many antennae my laptop had. I accessed the wireless card (very easy to do on the XPS M1530) and discovered the Dell 1505 card had 2 antenna connections, and there was a third antenna sitting there unused. That explains the signal strength issue.
I ordered the Intel 5300 direct through Amazon and was initially informed delivery will take 3-4 weeks. Disappointed, but I could live with 54 Mbps for another month. Well, a week and a half later, I came home from work and there was my new Wifi card waiting for me! Bonus!
The card came in a small plastic clamshell with a software cd and software install instructions. The instructions state the card is only supported on Intel Centrino systems. My laptop has an Intel Core2 Duo processor. Slight moment of panic there.Read more ›
Snap to instal, just shut of laptop, removed battery, screws on underside, took of cover, removed old antennae/full size card, put new full size 5300 in slot (you don't need to take off any of the stickers that come on it, leave em on), reattached antennae (also added 3rd antennae from same seller, found space inside next to speaker, didn't want to go to trouble of taking apart/positioning in screen--note other reviewers have said they didn't even bother adding 3rd antennae and worked fine), put everything back, powered on, found new hardware message, installed 5300 driver (downloaded before swapping out old wireless g card) and got message it failed. So installed Intel pro wireless 5300 software bundle (also available free on Intel site and previously downloaded) and that did the trick. Works flawlessly, finds network instantly when boot up, excellent signal strength, no drops, and now showing 130mpbs on network and clock in around 65mbps download speed on speedtest.net, 3x faster than my old wireless g card. If you have a dual band with 2.4 and 5ghz N router ($$$) to really take advantage of this card it would be a lot faster than what I'm getting, but for $7 and 3x speed I'm pretty happy.
I Have a 2008 Sony Vaio VGN-NR220E running Vista home 32 bit and a Dlink 615 DIR wireless n router. Make sure you check to see if your laptop chipset and OS is compatible with this card and use same card size you are replacing (full size or half, otherwise you'll have to buy adapter if get a half to put in full size slot, and extend your existing antennae somehow to reach (mine had no slack to stretch) or wont fit if you have half size slot and are trying to put full size in there) and you should have no problems. Highly satisfied with this product and seller.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered this product reading the mixed reviews and risking few bucks, but after replacing it with my b wifi card I gave new life to my old laptop, I am getting well over 120 Mbps... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lalit Choudhury
exact replacement for my use. I did not have to load drivers.Published 4 months ago by John Martinez
Bought this to replace the adapter on my Asus G51. The old one stopped working. No complaints with this one. Never every had an issue with it. Works flawlessly.Published 6 months ago by Roger
The delivery was in time. The problem is the Intel 5300. The advertising said it's OK with Windows 8, but, in fact is not quit true because it is not compatible with W8.1 and W10. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mircea Popescu
THE INTEL 5300 WORKS WITH MY DELL D830 IF YOU LOOKING FOR A LITTLE BOOST FOR YOUR OLD DELL D830 THIS IS IT I AM RUNNING ON MY LAPTOP DUEL BOOT WINDOWS XP AND WINDOW 7 ULTIMATE I... Read morePublished 11 months ago by cwg
Works fine in my ageing Acer Aspire 5920. I bought an additional antenna wire and run it around the inside of main body. Currently running at 360mps on 5g connection. Read morePublished 15 months ago by mathewjg
Exactly as advertises easy install and work great they were delivered very fast.Published 15 months ago by Stephen L. Efthyvoulou