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    How good is the Intel Wireless Wifi Advanced-N and Ultimate -N

    Does anyone own one, or have experience with one? I am thinking of getting one for my laptop.

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    Re: How good is the Intel Wireless Wifi Advanced-N and Ultimate -N

    Quote Originally Posted by Microrobot View Post
    Does anyone own one, or have experience with one? I am thinking of getting one for my laptop.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...+N%2C+ultimate

    This thread talks about the only problem I hear about with the Intel adapters.

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    Re: How good is the Intel Wireless Wifi Advanced-N and Ultimate -N

    A subject near and dear to my heart. I have:
    Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200
    It and all similar devices after 4965, use the driver iwlwifi which usually works perfectly. They load firmware appropriate to the individual chipset:
    $ modinfo iwlwifi
    filename: /lib/modules/3.8.0-19-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwlwifi.ko
    license: GPL
    author: Copyright(c) 2003-2012 Intel Corporation <ilw@linux.intel.com>
    version: in-tree:
    description: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux
    firmware: iwlwifi-100-5.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-135-6.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-105-6.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-2000-6.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-6000g2a-5.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-3160-6.ucode
    firmware: iwlwifi-7260-6.ucode
    The driver and firmware are built in to recent versions of Ubuntu by default.

    Some device and router combinations work perfectly with 802.11N and use the 5 gHz band without any problems, including mine. However, in many other cases, the card, driver and router combination refuse to pass traffic unless N is disabled. A search of this forum for '11n_disable=1' will provide many examples.

    I wish I knew the circumstances that differentiate working perfectly from not working unless N is disabled. I had thought that when I finally got an N router, I'd have plenty of trouble to work on; however, my system worked perfectly out of the box.

    So, my answer is these cards always work, albeit perhaps without N.

    EDIT: This may be a clue: http://communities.intel.com/thread/40405
    Intel WiFi Products: Data rate will not exceed 54 Mbps when WEP or TKIP encryption is configured.
    I wonder if many 11n_disable issues are WEP or TKIP; set because other legacy devices on the network don't support PSK.
    Last edited by chili555; May 4th, 2013 at 03:55 PM.
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    Re: How good is the Intel Wireless Wifi Advanced-N and Ultimate -N

    Thanks, this was very useful. I might go with Ultimate -N. I am a personal fan of Intel.

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    Re: How good is the Intel Wireless Wifi Advanced-N and Ultimate -N

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    Last edited by ahallubuntu; June 24th, 2013 at 09:49 PM.

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