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Best Wireless Card for G73

Discussion in 'ASUS Gaming Notebook Forum' started by kwantz, May 26, 2010.

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  1. kwantz

    kwantz Notebook Evangelist

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    WHat is the best wireless card that can be used with a G73? I am looking for both speed and long range connectivity.

    I want a card that has long range connectivity or is there any type of device I can get to help me connect to connections that are a far distance away? I use my laptop alot fo work and some places I cant a good connection depending on where i am in the building. The wireless card thats with the G73 is decent, but my friends Dell can get way better conection than I can get being in the same area. Hhaha I just want to show him up really. What is the most powerful card out there or is there some sort of device to boost connections? for laptops, or that is compatible with this g73?
     
  2. Kalim

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    I think the consensus is the Intel 6200.
     
  3. Chastity

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    Well, you could get the Intel 6300 and run a third antennae wire (disassembly required)
     
  4. betaflame

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    I say 6200
     
  5. Kalim

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    I suppose the third wire could always stick out of a small 'mouse hole' out of the back? ;)
     
  6. aramis109

    aramis109 Notebook Deity

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    Funny- I've got some older Dell Latitude D600/610's around the house and the G73 gets much better reception than they do and see networks they can't.

    Or you'd mount it internally along with the other ones along the LCD. :p Personally I'd just get the 6200. I'm debating getting it myself just to hit the 300mbps speeds since I'm stuck at 150mbps currently.
     
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    Would have been nice if the G73's EXT_ANT port was legit
     
  8. aramis109

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    So, uhm... it's not? I haven't messed with it at all but I assumed that rubber stopper would come out and there'd be an antenna port there with threading.
     
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    It's rubberstopped and will not come off easily.
     
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    If you're daring enough to disassemble your laptop to install an extra antenna around the main chassis and around the screen bezel, the Intel 6300 would be the top choice. If not, stick with the 6200.
     
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    Any guides on 6300?
     
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    No, I mean like putting it together.
     
  14. David

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    I see. Well, there's always the G73 disassembly guide that can help. Basically just pop the the 6300 in the mini PCI-e slot and route an extra antenna following other 2 existing antennas to the screen bezel and behind the LCD panel.
     
  15. Kalim

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    Naw, that would mean disassembling, but as a mouse tail I don't think you would even have to take the case apart. The only G73JH owner with a flexible appendage. Hehe.
     
  16. kwantz

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    how much more range would I expect by installing the 6300? is there a Massive difference in range between the 6200 and 6300???
     
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    AFAIK, the only difference is the antenna connection. The 6200 has two antenna connections and the 6300 has three. If you place two of the three antennas next to each other, there isn't going to be any great benefit as if all three antennas were spread apart from each other.

    I'm not even sure how long the antennas have to be in order to be cut to the correct length. Because the transmitter is split over three antennas, all three likely have to be shorter in order to compensate for the impedance. Is there a cheap SWR meter for proper WiFi antenna matching?
     
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