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    ATX Mental Case CrazyTeaPot's Avatar
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    Default Upgrading Laptop WiFi?

    Is it possible to upgrade my laptops WiFi to a 5GHz Wireless N Module?

    Asus UL30VT

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Upgrading Laptop WiFi?

    I don't think there is. I looked over the specs that I could find, and it doesn't appear that there is a mini-pci slot internally or an external PCMCIA or Express Slot. It appears the only thing left would be USB. The problem there is no point in a 5Ghz USB adapter since you could never achieve that speed over a regular USB 2.0 port (which is all that particular lappy has on it).

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    Default Re: Upgrading Laptop WiFi?

    Possible but not easy.



    You are a modder though so if you want to give it a shot here is a dissasembly guide so that you can get to the wifi module which you'll be able to then replace.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus...bly-guide.html

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    Default Re: Upgrading Laptop WiFi?

    Well that does look like its a mini-pcie slot. I couldn't find that listed in any spec sheets, so you might have a better shot then I thought.

    Looks like you can get a card from Newegg that will work.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833106062

    Not a bad price either.

    Edit.. I did also realize that I had Gigabit in my head rather then GHz, when it comes to 5Ghz.

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    Default Re: Upgrading Laptop WiFi?

    if the 30vt is anything like the 50vt (switchable graphics and such) yes you can but it basically requires the complete dis assembly of the machine lol
    Quote Originally Posted by nevermind1534 View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if somebody sigquotes part of this.

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    Default Re: Upgrading Laptop WiFi?

    From my experience most WIFI cards are accessible once you remove the keyboard and top cover. You may even get lucky and just have to remove the keyboard. Disassembly is not too hard on most lap tops you just need to make sure you don't miss any hidden screws, if it does not pop off easily then look for another screw.
    I think we can make that fit.

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