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Topic # 129083 3-Sep-2013 12:46
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Im thinking of picking up a couple of Intel AC 7260 cards since they are cheap enough, and replacing the old G only card in a couple of old laptops.

I did sucessfully change them for a couple of N cards I got off ebay for about $6 each, but I suspect they were both third shift cards since they all had the same mac address which causes some grief, so I will be getting the AC cards off newegg or someone so they should be legit ones.

Anyone tried them in an older core2 duo era laptop?




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  Reply # 919455 21-Oct-2013 21:58
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For those that are wondering, I got a AC card off ebay for around $20 US and it works fine. I figured I may as well move the other card over to the other vacant mini pcie slot (for the 3g) and it also works fine on the totally wrong antennas. Windows handled 2 minipcie wireless cards fine, and it makes it _so_ much easier to configure wireless things while still having internet access.




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  Reply # 919457 21-Oct-2013 22:03
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Some laptops won't allow this, some HP Probooks come to mind.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 919458 21-Oct-2013 22:07
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I was more worried about how all the intel blurb was banging on about the features of its latest chipsets in conjunction with the card allowing things meaning it might not work at all due to it being an antique but perfectly usable for what I use it for in the garage.

The dual band ones I got all had the same mac address and the ability to change is crippled on the intel cards so the 2 laptops could never be on the same lan without me putting in registry keys that seemed to disappear with a reboot most times.




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  Reply # 922108 26-Oct-2013 16:15
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Use some mac address changing software on your old laptop to change the mac address in one of the old cards.




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  Reply # 922112 26-Oct-2013 16:33
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The intel cards dont let it be changed properly. With 2 of them with the same address in hardware all hell broke loose when they went onto the same wifi.




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