Will MBP wifi card work on a M14x?

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  1. Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

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    Hi i ordered a M14x with a 1x2 Intel 1000 and it sucked, teh highest opt was a wimax intel 6500 series card, but it's still a 2x2 and does not support a/b/g/n

    Does anybody know any MB/MBP wifi card (airport extreme) can be transplanted to a M14x?

    Or some wifi card with the same performance.


    Thanks a lot :]
     
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    i just checked and the 1000 series card does support a/g/n. you might need drivers or something. check out the dell site.
     
  3. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but i need a/b/g/n card

    or something like airport
     
  4. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    The 6300 is 3x3, dual band, and a/b/g/n. It's about as high performance as you get. It also picks up twice as many wifi networks in my roommate's HP than my MBP sitting right next to it.
     
  5. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    erg sorry here is the correct option from dell

    "Intel® Advanced-N WiFi Link 6250 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO Technology with WiMax"

    will a 3x3 card fit there?

    do i need to route an extra antenna somewhere?
     
  6. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    You don't need a 3rd antenna, but you'll loose the benefit of the added range/speed. Just get the 6250 - it's exactly what you need.

    Also, some manufacturers lock the BIOS to only certain model cards. I'd try to get a real Dell card, preferably from the M14x.
     
  7. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    okay, thanks.

    i'm ordering the one without wimax


    PS: i never get internet speeds more than 500KB/s lol
     

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