MSI GT83 Killer 1535 broken - LF> working WiFi card

Discussion in 'Networking and Wireless' started by Rothcall, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. Rothcall

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    Nah, just cursed to an eternity of frivilously trying to get a working wifi card while shifting through a million "JUST FLUSH YER DNS AND HIT YER WINSOCKS" copypastas.

    I do wish when people said stuff like buy intel that they'd link exactly where they got theirs. That satanic 8260 for example, has me questioning how someone could buy that and still reccomend intel instead of clawing their own eyes out in pain. Meaning there may be different versions of the same card with the same slot type.
     
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    Generally it's best to buy "the original" when it comes to these parts, a straight Intel made card would be a little more expensive but save you headaches down the road.

    8260 shipped by newegg:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106284&ignorebbr=1

    For the 8265 newegg isn't selling them, so you'd need to get one from one of their affiliate sellers:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...60507&cm_re=intel_8265-_-33-106-299-_-Product
     
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    Ill give the 8265 a try but.. what would an imitation look like so i know if i've gotten one? I thought only intel made their cards.
     
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    IDK, knock-off's might look "exactly" the same, that's why I was hoping newegg shipped them directly from Intel.

    Maybe look at Intel's recommended vendor list and see if any of them sell 8265 Intel direct built cards.

    Intel® Authorized Distributors and Approved Suppliers
    https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/partner/where-to-buy/overview.html

    Intel Honors 27 Companies with Preferred Quality Supplier and Achievement Awards

    https://newsroom.intel.com/news-rel...rred-quality-supplier-and-achievement-awards/

    You could try asking "Intel Chat" for a Intel approved 8265 vendor local to you:
    https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support.html
    https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/my-intel/reseller-login.html?source=https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/partner/where-to-buy/overview.html&redirect=https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/secure/technology-provider/buying-and-support/overview.html
     
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    They're all business distributors it seems like. I badly need an exact link where someone bought theirs that works, even if it has to have overseas shipping at this point. Especially after the amazon one was either custom made by satan, or a knockoff that looks just like the newegg image.
     
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    @Phoenix has a thread dedicated to the 8265, try reaching out for ordering info there:

    Just upgraded to an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/just-upgraded-to-an-intel-dual-band-wireless-ac-8265.797899/
     
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    @Rothcall
    That's what I've heard from others too, the 1535 has better range and faster transfer speeds at the edge of that range. The Killer card has a better RF range for Wifi and Bluetooth 4.1, if you can tame the software suite, which isn't that tough :)

    https://www.amazon.com/Killer-1535-...=1-1&keywords=1535+M.2+Notebook+Wireless+Card
     
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    The GT83 has a killer 1535 that's dieing/dead. Not sure i trust another one, especially since the software suite removal/taming stuff didnt help me one bit.
     
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    If it's the hardware card that's dieing the software fixes wouldn't have helped, so tough to judge it based on that. All but a few (likely with older routers) say their problems are solved by uninstalling the 1535 Killer Suite and using the "drivers only" package.

    You could try a replacement 1535 card and then load the "drivers only" version of the Killer software, or RMA it, MSI will debug it and they can also then replace the motherboard and/or antenna's if there is a problem elsewhere "off card".
     
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    Yeah.. my problem there is the GT83 is my desktop, abd the display panel on the AW17 is so ghosty that i dont know about using it for day to day stuff for the month or so the RMA department will have the GT83 for even a chance of them looking at it.

    Hoping to keep that to a last resort if i can help it xx;
     
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