[Bglug] wifi transfer speeds awd internet Re: Useless laptop revived with replacement wifi card

Logan Streondj streondj at gmail.com
Mon May 15 19:45:19 EDT 2017

Hi Andrew, thanks for sharing.

I wanted to mention that I replaced my broadcom wifi chip with an intel one, and file transfer (rsync) went up from ~1.5MB/s (12mbit) to 5MB/s (40mbit).  Which is near the realistic limit of a single antenna 802.11n (i have gl-ar150 with openwrt). 

I expect it will improve even more once i get my WDR7500 V3.0 (i learned the hard way that the other versions are not openwrt compatible, or even in English) fortunately i found one seller on ebay that can get version 3's on request, i'll link him once i verify the product is good.

So if any of you are paying for internet greater than 40 or 50 mbit/s then you should be using 802.11ac or a hardline connection, otherwise it's a waste of money, can probably downgrade to 30-50mbit/s and have same experience.

On May 15, 2017 7:13:48 PM EDT, Andrew Howlett <andrew at howlett.net> wrote:
>hi everyone,
>following up on a previous post by logan, i replaced the wifi card in
>one of my pile of "crappy" laptops.
>found an ebay auction for " Intel Wireless-AC 7260 7260HMW 802.11AC
>Dual Band BT4.0 PCIe Half Mini Wifi Card" for $23 including shipping
>(from China). installed it in a crappy HP laptop (15.6 screen with
>1.6GHz Celeron CPU) that i took away from my dad. and it is actually
>useful now. still really slow but now at least the wifi works reliably.
>just wanted to share the fact that decent cheap wifi cards are
>available on ebay.
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