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Replaced the Asus internal WiFi link

April 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Asus S300 comes with a azure wave aw-nb126h IEEE 802.11 b/g/n BT combo pcie minicard

That doesn’t pick up 5ghz signal, so removed it very very simple job for a spare Intel 5100 that does



Speed upgrade for your none 5ghz laptop – Asus S300c

March 17, 2015 Leave a comment

First things first technology moves on and so does the understanding, I mess about with my laptop, pc, android tablet a lot but until last week I had no idea that 5ghz was FAST ๐Ÿ™‚ my ยฃ400 Asus S300c was running BT at around 35mbps and then my contract finished so I moved / upgraded to Virgins 100mb service “excellent”

I didn’t need a phoneline (never use it) and fired it up got a very disappointing 57mbps I fired a few tweets off in frustration my laptop is only 18 months old and runs ok, its not the best spec just a 64bit Core I3 1.4ghz job.

So I got a reply from VM straight away at this time the service was down hey ho day 2 in bad news, but they gave me some tips so I delved deeper and read that its not just the length of signal 2.4ghz / 5ghz but speed also, 5ghz is far superior to 2.4ghz and here’s me thinking it was just for interference only (having a lot of tech on the same frequency)

so I invested ยฃ8 in a dongle it just came and I installed it straight way, Mediatek RaLink RT5572N dongle – get your drivers HEREย with the new dongle and my phone switched off wifi I managed 92mbps – I get 100mbps with the ethernet connected (but who wants the cord full time ๐Ÿ™‚ so 36mbps gained for ยฃ8 BARGAIN IN MY WORLD !!


Hope this helped somebody anybody ๐Ÿ™‚ leave a comment if it did, always good to get feedback on a post, I’ll be spreading the word to customers new and old.

You can also upgrade the internal WiFi card but its more money, where as this costs nothing plugging it into your USB drive – as always happy to assist anyone who needs help very reasonable rates 👍