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L501x and Intel Ultimate 6300-N Wireless Card

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by tyh, Feb 10, 2011.

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  1. tyh

    tyh Guest

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    Does anybody here have the XPS 15 with the Intel Ultimate 6300-N Wireless Card? I just so happen to have the Intel Ultimate 6300-N sitting around and wondered where the Black and White wires hook up.
     
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    odin1701 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Those are just the antenna wires that connect to the wireless card. I don't know if it matters which terminal they connect to or not. The antennas may be a specific length to coincide with a particular wireless type.

    Dell's documentation on the L501x is pretty good, I suggest you take a look on their support site for it.
     
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    compwiz0620 Notebook Evangelist

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    Dell™ XPS™ L501X Wireless Mini-Card(s) Service Manual

    Hopefully that is all you need.
     
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    Thanks. But the problem is that the Intel Ultimate 6300-N has three spots for wireless antennas/wire hook ups. I'm just assuming that it'll go in slots one and two?
     
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    compwiz0620 Notebook Evangelist

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    Yea I was wondering about that. I'm not sure if you need to hook anything to the third connector.
     
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    insidemanpoker Notebook Consultant

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    sorry to ask a dumb question, but when you order the xps with the best wireless option, you have to PLUG things in? it isnt all just built internally?
     
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    They come installed, the guy who posted this thread had another card sitting around that he wants to install
     
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    I have the 6300 card but I'm at work right now. I'll check when I get home in an hour or so. But, I don't think I matters where the antennas go.
     
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    If you could, thanks. I am looking forward to installing the card into my XPS 15 when Dell fixes my laptop.
     
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    White in 1, Black in 2
     
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    Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
     
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    EDIT:

    So, I finally got the info I needed:

    Intel Wireless-N 1000:
    D P/N: V830R
    Price: $7.99

    Intel Advanced-N 6200:
    D P/N: 2GGYM
    Price: $27.99

    Intel Advanced-N 6250 + WiMax:
    D P/N: MW04C
    Price: $74.99

    Intel Ultimate-N 6300:
    D P/N: 4W00N
    Price: $47.99

    Amazon.com has the (legit) 6300 for cheap (if you add in tax and shipping charges to the Dell prices):

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Ultimate-633ANHMW-802-11n-Adapter/dp/B0038A9HSK

    Do you guys have any recommendations?

    Thanks!
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    I also wanted to upgrade my wireless card in my L501X. Did anyone happen to have a Dell Part Number for:

    Intel Advanced-N 6200

    Intel Advanced-N 6250 + WiMax

    Intel Ultimate-N 6300

    As I am debating between the three, price will be the main factor unless someone has a strong opinion on one.

    Thanks!
     
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