Solved Wireless card question for Dell laptop

March 3, 2017 at 18:49:03
Specs: Windows 7 pro, qx9650/8gb
I bought a used Dell M6400 that came with the Dell Wireless 1510 802.11a/g/Draft n/ Mini-Card. Is this card better than the Intel Wireless 5300 a/g/Draft n card?

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#1
March 3, 2017 at 19:32:39
I doubt you'd notice any difference between the two.

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#2
March 4, 2017 at 03:04:48
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Since they are both the same spec they'll perform just the same as regards Wifi speed.

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#3
March 4, 2017 at 09:59:02
I read this:

1510 uses 2 wires antennas with 2x3 (Transfer x Receive) radio streams, resulting max speed of 300 Mbps (or 270 Mbps incase of different chipsets with the connected wireless access point/router).

5300 uses 3 wires antennas with 3x3 radio streams, resulting max speed of 450 Mbps (or 405 Mbps incase of different chipsets with the connected wireless access point/router ).

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#4
March 4, 2017 at 17:49:18
the 3x3 basically means it gets better reception? but has the same transfer rate as the 2x3?

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#5
March 5, 2017 at 08:13:35
Does your laptop have a 2-wire or 3-wire antenna?

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#6
March 5, 2017 at 18:07:36
I believe 2. That's where the connections are i'm assuming.

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#7
March 5, 2017 at 19:49:31
"I believe 2"

Then how would you benefit from the Intel 5300? See the 2nd reply:

http://superuser.com/questions/5212...

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#8
March 6, 2017 at 12:14:14
Ok, then i guess the third antenna that the Intel 5300 has is useless?

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#9
March 6, 2017 at 13:34:44
It's only useless if you don't have a wire to connect to it.

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