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WLAN Card Upgrade

alketrax
Level 7
Hello guys, so my question is can I upgrade my Aetheros AR9485WB Adapter to something else by myself or would I have to bring it to a shop?
Thanks in advance!
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gazzacbr
Level 10
if you want to keep your warrenty then you will have to take it to an Asus service center 😞

to get to the wifi card is easy enough but you have to take a lot of screws out.
theres a great tutorial here if you do want to do it yourself
Asus G750JX-CV050H||GTX770M||24GB ram||120hz 3D screen||
1TB Samsung 840 EVO SSD||500GB Crucial M4 SSD||500GB Crucial M4 SSD in DVD Bay
free bag and mouse :cool:
win 8.1||win 7||win xp||server 2008||os x mavericks||linux mint 16

Oh so I can do it by myself? Are there like a select few models that I can use or can I use any WLAN card for notebooks? Thanks for your reply

pokerface
Level 9
This is the best one that is also included on some of the higher specced G750s, even the driver is available from ASUS

I bought it on Amazon it's very cheap:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008H5V9ZU/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Driver: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/DriversForWin8.1/WLAN/WLAN_QualcommAtheros_Win81_64_VER10371274....

It's basically from Bigfoot which were also acquired by Qualcomm recently. It is capable of 300 MBPS connectivity and low pings for best gaming experience
ALIENWARE 18 Laptop
CPU: Intel Core i7-4900MQ CPU @ 3.8 GHz (8MB Cache)
Graphics: Dual GeForce GTX 780M SLI 2x4 GB GDDR5 RAM
Sound: Realtek ALC668 HD Audio with Klipsch Speakers
Memory: 32 GB Kingston HyperX 1866 MHz DDR3 PC3-14900 RAM
Storage: Samsung 850 PRO 256 GB SSD + Samsung 850 PRO 1 TB SSD + Samsung 840 EVO 1 TB mSATA SSD
Screen: Samsung LTM184HL01 18.4" WLED FHD (1920 X 1080) TrueLife Display PLS 16:9 1080p [SDC4C48]
OS: Windows 8.1 (x64)

This looks promising. I think this looks promising, and I agree that it's quite cheap but too bad for me because I live in Singapore (Asia) and the shipping rates from there to here are too high...and I can't seem to find any other site that sells this and ships at a lower price. But thanks though, appreciate your input!

I was considering Intel as well.

The main reason I want to upgrade my card is because the one that came with my laptop does not support dual band.

StereoROG
Level 7
I got the intel 7260

my warranty is over so i upgraded it myself. Works perfectly fine.

let me know if you require more info.

Cheers,

StereoROG wrote:
I got the intel 7260

my warranty is over so i upgraded it myself. Works perfectly fine.

let me know if you require more info.

Cheers,


I saw a video on how to dismantle the G750 and it looked scary, too many screws to remove.

How did you manage to do it? wasn't it too hard?
ALIENWARE 18 Laptop
CPU: Intel Core i7-4900MQ CPU @ 3.8 GHz (8MB Cache)
Graphics: Dual GeForce GTX 780M SLI 2x4 GB GDDR5 RAM
Sound: Realtek ALC668 HD Audio with Klipsch Speakers
Memory: 32 GB Kingston HyperX 1866 MHz DDR3 PC3-14900 RAM
Storage: Samsung 850 PRO 256 GB SSD + Samsung 850 PRO 1 TB SSD + Samsung 840 EVO 1 TB mSATA SSD
Screen: Samsung LTM184HL01 18.4" WLED FHD (1920 X 1080) TrueLife Display PLS 16:9 1080p [SDC4C48]
OS: Windows 8.1 (x64)

alitech
Level 7
How guys, I am trying to locate the disassembly tutorial to upgrade the wifi card on my G750JX. I stumbled on it a year ago and left it as I wanted to go out of the warranty period which is now happened. Can someone please point me to the tutorial specifically for the wifi card upgrade? I bought the intel 7260 so I am ready to go.

StereoROG
Level 7
G series are all the same in a way.

Remove the screws at the bottom. remove keyboard then you can remove screen you will have access to wifi + ram.

Keep screws in good place dont be afraid to take photos along the way if you in doubt.

Just not when removing keyboard to take care of the cables underneath it.

if you get afraid you will never do it then you will never learn. first time are always the hardest. you can do ittttttttttttttt

gazzacbr
Level 10
Hi,
if you are not worried about warranty and go slowly you will be ok.
i used the excellant tutorial from this forum to change mine, took about 25 mins as i changed the dvd for a hard disk at the same time.
DIY-keyboard-backlight-color-mod-partial-disassembly-pics

report back here if you try.
oh, and i can say that officially asus will not do it for you.
Asus G750JX-CV050H||GTX770M||24GB ram||120hz 3D screen||
1TB Samsung 840 EVO SSD||500GB Crucial M4 SSD||500GB Crucial M4 SSD in DVD Bay
free bag and mouse :cool:
win 8.1||win 7||win xp||server 2008||os x mavericks||linux mint 16