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Wireless card with poor reception and dropping connection

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    Windows 8, Kali

    Wireless card with poor reception and dropping connection


    Hey guys. I have an HP m6-k015dx and it has an intel centrino 2230 wifi card in it. I also have an old, netgear wna 1100 usb wireless adapter. The wireless usb adapter I have gets extremely better wifi connection that the internal adapter and the signal strength on the networks won't fluctuate. Are there any settings I can change on the intel adapter, or can I buy a new internal adapter to replace the intel to get better reception? Thanks.
    Last edited by Surgikill; 14 Sep 2013 at 13:50.

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    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    Does anybody have suggestions for a good wireless card? The 2230 is really ticking me off because it doesn't have 5ghz support and reception is abysmal.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
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    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    I am assuming I have to unlock my bios in order to use an aftermarket card. I think y laptop only has two antennas on it, and if I'm not mistaken I need a third antenna to get true wireless n.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    You don't need to have 3 antennas to get true Wireless-N. 2 antenna configuration will give you 300 Mbps speed on a 2x2 card.
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    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    Alright. I'll have to see if I have to unlock my bios. Thank you for the reply.
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Wireless card with poor reception and dropping connection
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