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#1 cap2587

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:41 PM

A friend of mine has just purchased a Dell XPS 1530 laptop. Unfortunately it doesn't come with a Internal wireless card that support an N Router. it's the 1395 Dell Wireless minicard. What are there options for using an N Router. Is it possible to buy a Built in or external PCI card that supports N capability router. She currently has a linksys G router. I guess she could buy high gain antenna's. Any suggestions either to improve the Linksys G Router signal or making the change to N Wireless capability. Thanks.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:55 PM

That's an upgrade option when you purchase that laptop. -- $30-35 extra
What's the laptop being used for? If it just to access the Internet, than who cares for the extra speed that you get with N.
I have G in my house, but will be upgrading to N to accommodate Video streaming to my TV/AV equipment. If it wasn't for that need, I would be happy with G.
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:29 PM

I recommend the moderately priced Dell 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN mini card.

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Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card

These can be bought at the Dell Store online.
They will work. I checked compatibility for you!

They are stronger and better.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:32 AM

Thanks for the tip on Compatible PCI Express Minicards. What's the best way to check compatibility with a computer. Is there a website for this? The reviews on the Dell 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN mini card were very average. People gave the Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card some better reviews. Would that be a good fit to use with the Linksys N WRT 160. Is it hard to put in the Express Minicard into a laptop? Appreciate your feedback.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:34 AM

Dell.com. Search for the card name and click the compatibility button on the product page.

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