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Windows 7: Updating Wifi Card Drivers

14 Oct 2012   #1
jingyin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Updating Wifi Card Drivers

Hello,

I wanted to check for updates for my wifi card, and i went to the intel driver website.
Downloaded and installed the newest driver.

And some thing happened:

My card name was : Intel Wifi Link 1000BGN
After the driver, it changed to : Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000

In inSSIDer: before the driver update i had a max rate of 64
after the update, it becomes 156

Are all thoses things normal?


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14 Oct 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jingyin View Post
Hello,

I wanted to check for updates for my wifi card, and i went to the intel driver website.
Downloaded and installed the newest driver.

And some thing happened:

My card name was : Intel Wifi Link 1000BGN
After the driver, it changed to : Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000

In inSSIDer: before the driver update i had a max rate of 64
after the update, it becomes 156

Are all thoses things normal?
Looks normal to me, the name change is just a different name for the updated version of the driver.

I assume you are talking about the wireless speed with those numbers?

156 is very good but 300Mbps is possible with the right settings and very strong signal strength.
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14 Oct 2012   #3
jingyin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

how do i reach 300?

thanks for the quick reply

EDIT:
I am surrounded by a lot of networks, would the change affect?
There are actually no free chanel
There are around 7 networks in ch1,6,11 each
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14 Oct 2012   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jingyin View Post
how do i reach 300?

That can be tricky and requires a strong 5 bar connection plus a few clear channels so that channel bonding can work as it should.

You also need to use the 802.11n Only setting in your router, using the mixed settings...like wireless G or below won't give you best speeds, and G or below clients will not be able to connect when using the N Only setting. You also need to use WPA2 security with AES encryption.

To use channel bonding there should be a setting in your router "20-40Mhz" setting or 20Mhz, the 20-40Mhz is channel bonding mode.

Then you need to use Xirrus software to explore the wireless landscape in your area to find a few clear channels. Some experimenting here with different chanels is required.

Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus
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