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Need a recommendation to upgrade on a laptop Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260

My laptop:Asus N751JQ
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Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
I upgraded the Ethernet speed to Fiber 500mbps
Wired connection work properly with 500mbps because the network card support 1000,
But wireless I get 250mbps.
I checked the Intel site and realized that the wifi card supports up to 300mbps.
Which model can I upgrade? According to the video the card is full width, mini PCIe
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 also fit?
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  1. Your router may be the limiting factor. 250Mbit on WIFI is pretty good. I don't think that changing the WIFI card on your laptop will improve your throughput.
  2. kanewolf said:
    Your router may be the limiting factor. 250Mbit on WIFI is pretty good. I don't think that changing the WIFI card on your laptop will improve your throughput.

    This is my router:
    ZXHN H198A
    https://fccid.io/png.php?id=2858707&page=7
    It is supposed to support up to 1200 on wireless

    Could that be the problem? But if so, would not it help me to replace the network card as well?
    Because the N-7260 card is registered up to 300mbps
    I do not think he can go overboard
  3. I am extremely surprised you get 250mbits on your current equipment. You must be very close to the router and even then I can't see how you do it. There is a difference though between what is called the connect rate and what you actually get via the speedtest sites. If you get this rate from speedtest then I don't know.

    You are now discovering the marketing lies of the wireless equipment manufactures.

    The speeds on the router they add the 2.4g radio and the 5g radio speeds. So they add the 300+900 to get 1200. The problem is no end device can actually use both radio at the same time since the end device only has a single radio...two different device can though which is how they justify the lie.

    Next these numbers represent the total bandwidth. They add the transmit speed and receive speed together. This is like called a gigabit ethernet cable 2gbit or if you buy a internet connection with 500 down 50 up can call that 550mbps.

    Even then there is a massive amount of overhead in the wireless. Most testing sites get well under 100mbps on a so called 300mbps wireless connection. So if you are getting 250mbps I would be extremely satisfied. The very best combinations of routers and wifi cards do not get much over 350mbps in real world conditions. You of course can get bigger numbers if directly next to the router but then why would you not just use a ethernet cable.
  4. bill001g said:
    I am extremely surprised you get 250mbits on your current equipment. You must be very close to the router and even then I can't see how you do it. There is a difference though between what is called the connect rate and what you actually get via the speedtest sites. If you get this rate from speedtest then I don't know.

    You are now discovering the marketing lies of the wireless equipment manufactures.

    The speeds on the router they add the 2.4g radio and the 5g radio speeds. So they add the 300+900 to get 1200. The problem is no end device can actually use both radio at the same time since the end device only has a single radio...two different device can though which is how they justify the lie.

    Next these numbers represent the total bandwidth. They add the transmit speed and receive speed together. This is like called a gigabit ethernet cable 2gbit or if you buy a internet connection with 500 down 50 up can call that 550mbps.

    Even then there is a massive amount of overhead in the wireless. Most testing sites get well under 100mbps on a so called 300mbps wireless connection. So if you are getting 250mbps I would be extremely satisfied. The very best combinations of routers and wifi cards do not get much over 350mbps in real world conditions. You of course can get bigger numbers if directly next to the router but then why would you not just use a ethernet cable.


    Because I do not have a socket in the room, the router is in the living room :(
    There is no great distance, a small apartment

    If it is not so complicated I can try to buy a long network cable and move from the living room to the room
    Asking a technician from my ISP supplier can take a long time

    The tests I did from dslreports, speedtest, fast.com, speed.hetzner.de
    It is a symmetric 500 download & 500 upload fiber connection

    The 250 is just if I'm really close to Router Yes, if I'm far it reaches 100.

    This is the situation I need:

    500 on wired connection (Already valid)
    350-500 If I'm very close to the Router
    250 When Im far from him
  5. This is a site that test routers. The very best device can barely get above 250mbit. The cards they use on the PC are extremely uncommon because they need 4 antenna/feeds to take advantage of the advanced features. I know of no laptop cards that have 4 antenna connectors.

    When you compare your results to these you almost can't get better than what you have. Not sure how you managed to do it but I would just be happy with what you have. Messing with it may make it worse.

    https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/charts/router/bar/119-5-ghz-profile-dn/35
  6. bill001g said:
    This is a site that test routers. The very best device can barely get above 250mbit. The cards they use on the PC are extremely uncommon because they need 4 antenna/feeds to take advantage of the advanced features. I know of no laptop cards that have 4 antenna connectors.

    When you compare your results to these you almost can't get better than what you have. Not sure how you managed to do it but I would just be happy with what you have. Messing with it may make it worse.

    https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/charts/router/bar/119-5-ghz-profile-dn/35


    You right about that could be worse.
    What do you recommend to buy If I want to use wired network cable in my room?

    Moca will support 300-500? Or transfer a cable to the room?
    I already have coax in the apartment
  7. Best answer
    There are newer version of moca. It has been many years since I used moca because it did not play nice with directtv I had at the time. The new ones are suppose to be capable of faster speeds but again it will vary depending on how much wire is between the rooms.

    Moca is not as good as ethernet but is better than wireless...in most cases. The key benefit is consistent latency, wireless is subject to random spikes due to interference.
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