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1735 wireless 1397 WLAN mini card upgrade

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Now that I have a Linksys N4200 router I want to upgrade the card that is in my 1735 Studio. Dell support suggested the 5100 Wireless-Network Mini-Card. That’s
all well and good but looking at the picture on Dell site it is about half the size as the one that is in the computer which is a Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini
Card. I don't think the 5100 will bolt in the slot, too short. Any suggestions on what to put in this thing????

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I want to get the same answers.  I recently upgraded my wireless router to a Linksys 4200N.  My conversation with a Dell sales rep recommended the 2.4/5 GHz WiFi Link 5100 wireless-network Mini-Card.  Sure would like to know it that is the way to go.

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Re: 1735 wireless 1397 WLAN mini card upgrade

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Forgot to add; I am running 64bit Windows 7

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Re: Dell Studio 1735; Which Wireless-N Minicard to get

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Legirons,

 

I have used the Intel 5100 AGN before without any problems. I also have the Intell 6200 installed on this system, with no problems.

 

I'm not sure how many antenna wires there are, so you may want to check into that.

 

Since the Linksys 4200N is a dual band router, you shouldn't have any problems connecting, unless you want the N adapter installed for speed.

 

Any wireless devices, like printers, iPods, usb adapters, etc..., need to connect to the wireless G band using these Recommended Wireless Router Settings I use channel 11.

 

To make things easier, you may want to make a Legirons-G SSID and a Legirons-N SSID so you know which band you're connecting to.

 

 

Rick

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Re: Dell Studio 1735; Which Wireless-N Minicard to get

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After removing the back cover I am a little confused on which card needs to be changed to upgrade to the Wireless N.  It has a WLAN (half card) a WWAN and a
WPAN.  I know the WPAN is the Bluetooth card.  Do I need to change just the half card or both (WWAN)?  I will open it up again to check on the antenna leads.

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Re: Dell Studio 1735; Which Wireless-N Minicard to get

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WLAN = wireless local area network

WWAN = wireless widearea network

 

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Re: Dell Studio 1735; Which Wireless-N Minicard to get

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Each card has two antenna.  Which card do I upgrade?  I would post a pitcure but don't see any way to do that.

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Re: Dell Studio 1735; Which Wireless-N Minicard to get

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Seems I have more questions than answers.  Looking at the 5300 WLAN card I see it has three places to plug in an antenna's.  My computer has a antenna wire that is not used.  Would the 5300 be the best card for me?

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Re: Dell Studio 1735; Which Wireless-N Minicard to get

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Legirons,

 

The Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN has two wires. Does it meet the specifications?

 

 

Rick

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Re: Dell Studio 1735; Which Wireless-N Minicard to get

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Rick I am sorry I don't understand the question.

Bill

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