If like me you have this WiFi card in your laptop you may have seen some issues connecting to Wireless N enabled routers.
When connecting to Wireless N enabled routers from my Win 7 laptop with this WiFi card I was only able to get Wireless G speeds – 54mbps max.
This was frustrating as the whole point in having the N card and router is to get better speed/bandwidth. I started to route around in the settings of the WiFi card to find the issue.
It turns out that the driver had been automatically updated as part of a recent windows update – I noticed the driver option ‘Roll Back Driver’. This rolled the driver back to the older version:
After rolling the driver back my WiFi connection was connected at 243mbps – much better for a wireless N connection!
I would urge others using the same WiFi card to check if Windows 7 has automatically updated the driver if you are having issues.
I should mention there is one other setting that must be correct in the ‘Advanced’ options of the WiFi card settings for Wireless N connectivity to work properly -
- IBSS Mode – 802.11a/b/g/n Auto
Hope this helps !