Greetings to all,
I have finally decided to remove that pathetic excuse for a WLAN and buy something that actually works.
Few months ago I purchased a brand new laptop, dropped down two thousand $ just to start banging my head at the wall because of network issues and after countless warranty "repairs" and browsing every single forum known to man about this problem, did everything I could and still my problem is here and I do not need a solution Intel - thank you but I need a new card to replace the N-7260 with.
What Asus gave me as replacement option isINTEL CENTRINO ULTIMATE-N 6300
Although they look the same I don't know if it will actually work for me. I need something that will connect me to the internet and stay connected .... period.
Time of this report: 3/4/2015, 13:48:19
Machine name: G550JK
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_s14.140201-1007)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
System Model: G550JK
BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/20/14 15:50:15 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12172MB RAM
Page File: 2777MB used, 24113MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Chip type: GeForce GTX 850M
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Type: Render-Only Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1391&SUBSYS_11CD1043&REV_A2
Display Memory: 10079 MB
Dedicated Memory: 3994 MB
Shared Memory: 6085 MB
Current Mode: n/a
Driver Name: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.4465 (English)
Driver Version: 220.127.116.1165
DDI Version: 11
Feature Levels: 11.0,10.1,10.0,9.3,9.2,9.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.3
Graphics Preemption: DMA
Compute Preemption: DMA
Miracast: Not Supported by Graphics driver
Hybrid Graphics GPU: Discrete
Power P-states: Not Supported
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 11/4/2014 01:04:30, 19966344 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\ASUS>wmic baseboard get product, Manufacturer, version, serialnumber
Manufacturer Product SerialNumber Version
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. G550JK BSN12345678901234567 1.0
I hope that this info helps, please I really need to change that card. I'd like to skip further warranty repairs, or driver updates or any of that matter, I just want to buy myself a new card, replace the old one and that's it.
When you plan to replace the Wireless adapter in your computer, the PC manufacturer (in this case Asus) is the best source to determine a suitable replacement.
If Asus recommended to use the Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300, you should be able to use it in your system. It would be good to contact Asus support or an Authorized service provider in order to install the adapter.
If your PC has the Intel® Wireless-N 7260 PCIe Half MiniCard version, it would use the same form factor and similar capabilities as the Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300. However, the N 6300 is a dual band adapter (2.4 GHz - 5 GHZ), and the N 7260 may be single band (2.4 GHz) only. This would be an advantage for the N 6300.
For more information and comparison, you can check the specifications of the two adapters in the following links:
http://ark.intel.com/products/59474/Intel-Centrino-Ultimate-N-6300-Dual-Band Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300, Dual Band
http://ark.intel.com/products/75174/Intel-Wireless-N-7260 Intel® Wireless-N 7260