Posts Tagged ‘Asus S300c’

Removing trackpad from ASUS S300

February 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Easiest fastest way is to enter BIOS – restart and press ESC and then diable internal pointer, forget disabling drivers etc it doesn’t work, well for me

So much easier this way and easy to reverese if required by simply doing it all again but re-enable it.

Lifes made easy

Asus S300 has been great since I upgraded the HDD to SSD but the trackpad went mental so wireless mouse is back in action.


Asus S300C – HDD upgrade to SSD much needed as well

March 22, 2015 Leave a comment

2.38am on Sunday morning and as always I’ve got a tech issue in my head, this time its HDD and how slow its been transferring files from my sd cards to hdd and then making movies with Windows movie maker and then saving them.

If you watch any youtube videos it looks like if you running max ram in your notebook SSD is the next best upgrade especially for large file transfers BUT what do you buy ?? go here for reviews US site but offers good info

The asus looks easy to work on with just the back panel to come off and no major issues with unplugging etc good work ASUS !!!!!

Benchmark SSD speedtests worth a look before you purchase one HERE

Difference between sata 1,2,3 Here

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 🙂 my £400 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 £8 in a dongle it just came and I installed it straight way, Mediatek RaLink RT5572N dongle – get your drivers HERE 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 🙂 so 36mbps gained for £8 BARGAIN IN MY WORLD !!


Hope this helped somebody anybody 🙂 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 👍

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