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Wireless 5ghz signal ASUS S300c notebook & Virgin media

March 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Purchased the 5ghz dongle RaLink RT5572 did the job till I swopped it out for my old internal wifi card found in the loft, always keep your old tech for a bit 🙂

Next project is seeing if I can get it to work on the my new android tv box

My new virgin broadband service started 11th March and having bought the 100mbs service I’m running around 58mbs at present, so I as always I’m trying to grab every last mb from the service, £33.50 a month.

Virgin tell me that I can get the full 152mb service yet I can’t even get 100 so I’m starting to dig into WHY ! today infact as I type I’m digging STAY TUNED !



The WLAN adapter of the S300CA comes from Qualcomm/Atheros (Model AR9485) and belongs to the entry-level category. Only the usual radio standards are supported (802.11b/g/n) and it doesn’t come with the latest high speed version 802.11ac or support for networks in the 5 GHz band. In a short test, we were able to establish a stable connection with excellent reception and a data transfer rate of 150 Mbit/s over a distance of 5 meters and through a wall – a sign that the metal case doesn’t impact negatively on the WLAN reception

So the next option is a 5ghz dongle from ebay around £8 a worthwhile investment as my nexus 5 is running 100mbs and the mipad is 72mbs so the 1 year old laptop is outdated with a POOR WIFI CARD well not poor just not the best option available. #SpeedUp #KeepUp