New Acer Aspire V Nitro series

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    Intel 7260 has issues working on 2.4GHz band in multiple cases (mostly because it doesn't seem to be able to deal with interference from other networks) but it always works very well on 5GHz band (regardless of if it's 802.11n or 802.11ac). So if you have a dual band router you are guaranteed to have no issues with 7260 even if you don't have 802.11ac router.
     
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    Dooh, I do have to work on the 2.4GHz band. My router does not allow me to access the 5GHz band. Any other ideas?
     
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    It's kinda hard to get around it. Hopefully Intel improved drivers to the point where they are at least stable at 2.4GHz band (but not as fast as it should be anyway). I have tested several version of their drivers as I have an Intel 7260 but I god kinda bored because I was suing 5GHz 802.11ac anyway for daily use.

    The problem is that there is not much choice - Intel 7260 has its problems but it's at least widely available. Broadcom card is not as easily available and users also complain about it (to lesser degree though) and Killer M.2 is not exactly available in retail yet (although it is available in some notebooks).

    Point being - at this point Intel 7260 seems to be your only way to go.

    EDIT: If possible go for 7265 - it fixes an issue with card not waking up from stanby.
     
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    Installed the Intel 7260NGW AC and I'm now getting 18-21 MBPS in my living room. Hard to say if the Intel 7260 will fix the issue for other people.
     
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    That's good to hear. It's a high end notebook and as such it should have been equipped with a 802.11ac card (or at least a normal 802.11n dual band) anyway.
     
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    RayJohnson Notebook Guru

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    I have see two different links on the Acer Website, the one that was up when I purchased it and one that is up now that lists the same model, but one has 15.6" HD (1366 x 768) IPS, the one I purchased says 1920 x 1080 full IPS. Which one is correct why are they different? Is this a different computer? One says black edition but they are the same model number.

    1)Acer | Aspire V Nitro | VN7-591G-75NJ | Overview (current link)
    2) Acer Aspire VN7-591G-75NJ Notebook | Acer Store (old link)
     
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    @macknewm On 2.4GHz or on 5Ghz? ;)

    As the Intel 7260 only costs about 27€ it might be worth trying. I couldn't find the 7265 though, mabe it is not available in Germany yet?
     
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    Hi,
    have the exact same issue with the wifi card in my nitro notebook. Read through comments and decided to get the 7260. Contacted an eshop selling 7260 ngw ac, and they sent me a list of 7260 models to choose from. Which one is yours?

    7260.NGWGP
    7260.NGWGC
    7260.NGWG.F
    7260.NGWG.R
    7260.NGWGUX.R
    7260.NGWGC.R
    7260.NGWD.R
    7260.NGWG.I
    7260.NGWGU.I
    7260.NGWGC.I
    7260.NGWD.I
    7260.NGWGC.S
    7260.NGWGC.S
    7260.NGWG.SR
    7260.NGWGC.SR
    7260.NGWD.SR

    I have no idea what is the difference....
     
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    Ah, one more thing: I will mainly use Ubuntu 14.04 instead of Windows 8.1. Do you have any experience with the Intel 7260 and Linux? There are mixed comments on amazon. Some say it works out of the box, other say that they had a hard time getting their wifi to work.

    EDIT: If I am not wrong, there is also an Intel Wireless-N 7260 without 802.11ac (which costs only 11€) and is also a M.2 card, cf. http://www.itmedia24.de/Shop/DE/Product/Details/3886/1272346/false/ (sorry again, german website, but the specs can be understood anyway).
     
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    O my, the one I bought was on amazon.com and it just said Intel 7260NGW AC. I have no clue what all those extra designations are after NGW!

    Looking through google.com, I do see people having trouble getting it to work at all with Ubuntu. But, in most cases they did eventually get it working, just not by plug and play.

    Also, using google the panel in my V15 Nitro which is a 74SK is an LG LP156WF4-SPK1. Which, according to this website is IPS.
    http://www.panelook.com/LP156WF4-SPK1_LG%20Display_15.6_LCM_overview_20274.html
     
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