Wi-Fi speed s up to 867 Mbps Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 mini card £16.86 Delivered @ ur-mobile
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Wi-Fi speed s up to 867 Mbps Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 mini card £16.86 Delivered @ ur-mobile

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Found 30th Apr 2014
WiFi a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
Now cheaper and only 50 in stock. Be quick.

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is this easy to fit

Original Poster

ashmac

is this easy to fit


Unplug the old one and plug the new one. Then install the software.

ashmac

is this easy to fit


Depends on your device. If it's a desktop motherboard; relatively easy. Some notebooks are easy as well however many require removal of the keyboard or motherboard (if it is top fitted, as opposed to some cards which are exposed on the under side of the mobo), which is nearly as much work as a complete teardown. So best to check before you buy a £17 butter spreader. Open the lower door of your laptop and see if you can spot a similar device usually with 2 antenna wires coming out of it.

aetaaas

Depends on your device. If it's a desktop motherboard; relatively easy. … Depends on your device. If it's a desktop motherboard; relatively easy. Some notebooks are easy as well however many require removal of the keyboard or motherboard (if it is top fitted, as opposed to some cards which are exposed on the under side of the mobo), which is nearly as much work as a complete teardown. So best to check before you buy a £17 butter spreader. Open the lower door of your laptop and see if you can spot a similar device usually with 2 antenna wires coming out of it.



thanks

Tempted. Has another tried one lately? When they first came out there were issues with the drivers. Depending which driver you tried it either had bad 2.4ghz or bad 5ghz signal

Check to see if you laptop/net box has a bios whitelist or you might need custom firmware to use this. Do anyone know if this is compatible for mountain lion ?

Banned

It is easy to plug and software update

aetaaas

Depends on your device. If it's a desktop motherboard; relatively easy. … Depends on your device. If it's a desktop motherboard; relatively easy. Some notebooks are easy as well however many require removal of the keyboard or motherboard (if it is top fitted, as opposed to some cards which are exposed on the under side of the mobo), which is nearly as much work as a complete teardown. So best to check before you buy a £17 butter spreader. Open the lower door of your laptop and see if you can spot a similar device usually with 2 antenna wires coming out of it.



Also Lenono, HP and some other brands of laptops have a whitelist of accepted cards, if the cards not on the list it won't work. They do this so you have to buy branded parts from the respective laptop manufacturer.

If it's a desktop, 99 times out of 100 you'll have nowhere to plug this in, and if you did, you wouldn't have the aerial wires in place to get a signal!

Ideal for a NUC or laptop upgrade though, couple of quid under ebay price!

didn't this get posted a few days ago ?

Can I just stick this in my desktop and I'll have wireless and Bluetooth or am I missing something?

Anyone fitted this into a Lenovo X61? If so, how'd it perform?

If you're fitting to desktop might want to look at getting some arials too, although your graphics card could get in the way

ethernet cable, 20m on amazon £2.00 roughly, far better value, wireless is the biggest con yet, I have the new virgin superhub, says it does 5ghz.

Guess what, none of my gadgets even operate on that speed, not to mention im only on 60mb anyways, whats the point in having something capable of 800mb when we are years away from that.

Bit like buying a 4k tv now, yet I suppose people will happily pay for the convienience of not having to use a cable.

hmmm.

Original Poster

kraigisonfire1

ethernet cable, 20m on amazon £2.00 roughly, far better value, wireless … ethernet cable, 20m on amazon £2.00 roughly, far better value, wireless is the biggest con yet, I have the new virgin superhub, says it does 5ghz. Guess what, none of my gadgets even operate on that speed, not to mention im only on 60mb anyways, whats the point in having something capable of 800mb when we are years away from that. Bit like buying a 4k tv now, yet I suppose people will happily pay for the convienience of not having to use a cable. hmmm.



Amazing oO

Internet? Why bother with the Internet? A library is free and you don't pay for the electricity. Also less likely to be hacked.

vornstar13

Internet? Why bother with the Internet? A library is free and you don't … Internet? Why bother with the Internet? A library is free and you don't pay for the electricity. Also less likely to be hacked.



Library must be opening late tonight for you to post that comment...

vornstar13

Internet? Why bother with the Internet? Also less likely to be hacked.



...You're on it right now?

vornstar13

Internet? Why bother with the Internet? A library is free and you don't … Internet? Why bother with the Internet? A library is free and you don't pay for the electricity. Also less likely to be hacked.


Oh wait, but I could get stabbed walking to the library, or just trip over whilst crossing the road lol

kraigisonfire1

Guess what, none of my gadgets even operate on that speed, not to mention … Guess what, none of my gadgets even operate on that speed, not to mention im only on 60mb anyways, whats the point in having something capable of 800mb when we are years away from that.

For connecting to the internet, yes.
For moving stuff around from one computer to another in the home - going between two SSDs, probably will help. Especially as if you actually get those speeds, that's quicker than most home ethernet networks.

kraigisonfire1

ethernet cable, 20m on amazon £2.00 roughly, far better value, wireless … ethernet cable, 20m on amazon £2.00 roughly, far better value, wireless is the biggest con yet, I have the new virgin superhub, says it does 5ghz. Guess what, none of my gadgets even operate on that speed, not to mention im only on 60mb anyways, whats the point in having something capable of 800mb when we are years away from that. Bit like buying a 4k tv now, yet I suppose people will happily pay for the convienience of not having to use a cable. hmmm.



still get quite astounded that a lot of people think networking is only for connecting to the internet, so if you don't get blisteringly fast internet speeds then there's no point in having fast network services. I suppose in a lot of cases this could prove to be true if you only use your home computers and devices for connecting to the internet... but then why post a comment on something you know so little about???

By the way, Virgin superhub or other router hardware cannot make your devices be a certain spec for you to use.. for that you have to upgrade your hardware/devices you're connecting to the router for it to work.

I installed one of these in my ASUS laptop on Monday, from another store though Wireless performance on the 2.4 band isn't all great, I had quite a bit of fluctuation and couldn't get above 144Mbps (likely driver related). On the 5Ghz, I get a steady 300Mbps connection whilst a few metres away from my router.

A couple of things to check before buying. A few laptop manufacturers use bios whitelists to prohibit the use of most wireless cards apart from a select few which they have pre-approved. AFAIK Dell & ASUS don't implement such draconian measures so if your laptops isn't made by either, I'd do some research online to see if there is a workaround.

Drivers are fairly easy to install and can be downloaded from link below. Select your OS and click 'Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Windows [your windows version]:

downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea…260

Thalagyrt

I installed one of these in my ASUS laptop on Monday, from another store … I installed one of these in my ASUS laptop on Monday, from another store though Wireless performance on the 2.4 band isn't all great, I had quite a bit of fluctuation and couldn't get above 144Mbps. On the 5Ghz, I get a steady 300Mbps connection whilst a few metres away from my router.A couple of things to check before buying. A few laptop manufacturers use bios whitelists to prohibit the use of most wireless cards apart from a select few which they have pre-approved. AFAIK Dell & ASUS don't implement such draconian measures so if your laptops isn't made by either, I'd do some research online to see if there is a workaround.Drivers are fairly easy to install and can be downloaded from link below. Select your OS and click 'Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Windows [your windows version]:https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Wireless+Networking&ProductLine=Intel%C2%AE+Wi-Fi+Products&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Dual+Band+Wireless-AC+7260



how easy do you reckon this is to put in a pc? as in a tower not a laptop

xmubzx

how easy do you reckon this is to put in a pc? as in a tower not a laptop



I'm not sure if this can be installed in a tower, possibly with an adapter but these are designed for laptops. For a PC, look into getting a PCI or PCI-E card, although the ac cards will cost an arm and a leg

amazon.co.uk/Lin…J2/
amazon.co.uk/PCE…LI/

You may be better off going wired and getting powerlines instead

amazon.co.uk/TP-…KP4

my laptop is about 3 years old still pretty decent specs wise will it have this slot?

Thalagyrt

I'm not sure if this can be installed in a tower, possibly with an … I'm not sure if this can be installed in a tower, possibly with an adapter but these are designed for laptops. For a PC, look into getting a PCI or PCI-E card, although the ac cards will cost an arm and a leghttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Linksys-Wireless-N-Dual-Adapter-Dual-Band/dp/B0028R6VJ2/http://www.amazon.co.uk/PCE-AC68-Wireless-Express-Network-Interface/dp/B00EC9S3LI/You may be better off going wired and getting powerlines insteadhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-PA211KIT-200Mbps-Powerline-Adapter/dp/B004INVKP4



not really*... ebay.co.uk/itm…288

*about powerline.
Edited by: "leeomendes23" 30th Apr 2014

Thanks for this one, been looking to upgrade my M11X to a newer wifi card and allows me to do away with the bluetooth dongle at the same time.

Awaken

If it's a desktop, 99 times out of 100 you'll have nowhere to plug this … If it's a desktop, 99 times out of 100 you'll have nowhere to plug this in, and if you did, you wouldn't have the aerial wires in place to get a signal!Ideal for a NUC or laptop upgrade though, couple of quid under ebay price!



*cough*

ebay.co.uk/itm…074?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Cheapest way to get wireless on a desktop! Or you could buy a wireless N card for £3

Thalagyrt

I'm not sure if this can be installed in a tower, possibly with an … I'm not sure if this can be installed in a tower, possibly with an adapter but these are designed for laptops. For a PC, look into getting a PCI or PCI-E card, although the ac cards will cost an arm and a leghttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Linksys-Wireless-N-Dual-Adapter-Dual-Band/dp/B0028R6VJ2/http://www.amazon.co.uk/PCE-AC68-Wireless-Express-Network-Interface/dp/B00EC9S3LI/You may be better off going wired and getting powerlines insteadhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-PA211KIT-200Mbps-Powerline-Adapter/dp/B004INVKP4



ebay.co.uk/itm…074?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

All you need to put into a desktop. I use one and get full strength whereas even a decent laptop gets 75%!

kraigisonfire1

ethernet cable, 20m on amazon £2.00 roughly, far better value, wireless … ethernet cable, 20m on amazon £2.00 roughly, far better value, wireless is the biggest con yet, I have the new virgin superhub, says it does 5ghz. Guess what, none of my gadgets even operate on that speed, not to mention im only on 60mb anyways, whats the point in having something capable of 800mb when we are years away from that. Bit like buying a 4k tv now, yet I suppose people will happily pay for the convienience of not having to use a cable. hmmm.



Um, 5ghz is not a speed, it's a frequency.
5ghz is completely unrelated to the 60mb connection you have.

dhope

Um, 5ghz is not a speed, it's a frequency.5ghz is completely unrelated to … Um, 5ghz is not a speed, it's a frequency.5ghz is completely unrelated to the 60mb connection you have.



Poor guy, paying for what he thought was 5ghz download speed lol.

Shame most people don't get sarcasm here...

Should be simple to install but depends on your laptop. Intel driver has been rock solid so far. I'm very impressed with throughput 60MB/s running on AC68U a huge jump from 15MB/s on the wireless N card. Makes WiFi a about 1/2 the speed of wired gigabit network. Awesome

I paid £26 on release Nov'13 and this is a great price.

ashmac

is this easy to fit



Be careful.

I too was looking at using this to upgrade my ancient laptop wifi. However the reviews around the place are not encouraging. This board has given lots of people lots of hassle over the past year, and Win7 drivers have only just recently been made available! Add to this you might have issues with antenna/connections and if your card is a full height one, you'll need a bracket as well. AND that some manufacturers only whitelist a few cards in their laptops ....

.... well, don't assume its going to necessarily be plain sailing.

Oh, and the price has gone up.

Got this delivered (from ebuyer) on weds took about 20mins to install into a dell 7520 laptop (youtube video youtube.com/wat…SpA showing how too was great help).

I have it connected to a Asus rt66n router and get 144mbs at 2.4ghz and 300mbs at 5ghz. It is a lot better than the intel centrino card that was installed and the bluetooth speeds has also improved.

The main benefits of this is if you have a N or AC dual band router you can get onto 5ghz and when you live in a area where you can pick up 20 different routers all broadcasting at full power your connection becomes slow and unstable. I am the only one that with a 5ghz signal so i get a clean signal, even my samsung s3 can pick up a 5ghz signal.

Its a very good upgrade from the stock card and when the new asus router pcdiy.asus.com/201…14/ comes out later this year i hope this wifi card will shine even more.
Edited by: "dpc1979" 1st May 2014

Original Poster

severnd

£16.48 on ebuyer...


yep, plus ££2.98 delivery

I have a intel n-130 wireless card so will this fit my laptop ?

kraigisonfire1

ethernet cable, 20m on amazon £2.00 roughly, far better value, wireless … ethernet cable, 20m on amazon £2.00 roughly, far better value, wireless is the biggest con yet, I have the new virgin superhub, says it does 5ghz. Guess what, none of my gadgets even operate on that speed, not to mention im only on 60mb anyways, whats the point in having something capable of 800mb when we are years away from that.



So, you don't shift files to a NAS or media server then? It's not quick moving a 4GB file over a 54Mbps wireless link.

It's not always about the internet connection.

Now £17.75

Looks like price is back down .... but 2p more at £16.88
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