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9.4 out of 10

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205

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Reviews and Problems with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205

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Overall 4

Great until it crashes

Dale F., Newegg
12 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought one of these about a year ago, and I was happy with it... though I did start having random BDODs at the time I didn't correlate that with this network card (made several hardware changes at the same time). A couple of months ago I bought a second one for my son's computer, and then he also started having BSOD's (this was the only hardware change). After TWC upgraded my internet speed the issues increased significantly (from 1 BSOD a week to 3 a day).
  • Pros: Fast
  • Cons: Causes Blue Screen of Death
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Overall 10

When blazing fast is about right

Myer W., Newegg
27 April 2014
  • Summary: It seems like the speeds in the 5 gig band are going to be adequate for quite some time
  • Pros: Stuffed it in a PCI Express x1 slot wasn't noticed swapped to a PCI Express x16 slot fired up no problema. Used my old connection to down the driver from the Intel site (who others with CD's these days)? Previously the strongest RSSI signal I could get was a wavering 28 ~ 32% now that SSID is pegged @ 98% solid as a rock.
  • Cons: I didn't purchase this product sooner.
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Overall 2

Awful - drops signal constantly

John R., Newegg
12 December 2013
  • Summary: Blazing speed - and catches signal from the third floor (I'm on the first). Too bad intel wont fix/update their drivers.
  • Pros: Fast connection, small.
  • Cons: Signal drops randomly (could be 1 min., could be 1 hour) - you have to disable the wifi, then enable and reconnect. Drops you from games, and interrupts large downloads.
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Overall 10

Not a single Complaint

Ben T., Newegg
28 November 2013
  • Summary: If you are looking for a great Wireless connection through a large distance and many walls, this is the Adapter to get
  • Pros: Great Range, Goes through an entire house from bottom level left to top level right.
  • Cons: Doesn't have a 100 mile signal, No breakfast in the morning after i installed it
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Overall 10


Daniel A., Newegg
26 October 2013
  • Summary: after connecting to my Network in Full "N" Band with Bonded channels I am seeing a solid 185 Mbps with peaks in the 200's. Never drops the connection and the router is 30 Ft. away and a floor down. Considering my router is standard power with only internal antennas I think that says a lot about the cards performance.
  • Pros: This is probably the easiest network adapter install I have ever done! Windows 7 64 bit picked up card right away, Installed updated driver from Intel's website and WHooosh we were off and running. When I brought up the panel to choose a network I was stunned. This card sees every network within 2500 feet of my house. All 27 of them!
  • Cons: None that I have found.
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Overall 10

Follow up review--corrected

Anonymous, Newegg
20 February 2013
  • Summary: I will be keeping this adapter now.
  • Pros: ***corrected, it is actually 32 mW, not 31.
  • Cons: Intel needs to document their drivers better! I still believe "out of the box" this adapter is artificially weakened. Only be playing around and testing did I discover it can output more power, just by installing the entire Pro/Set package.
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Overall 10


Ryan G., Newegg
26 September 2012
  • Summary: I replaced my Linksys adapter with this and the signal is significantly better. I get 5 bars vs 2-3 bars with the Linksys. I would get occasional drops with the Linksys which required a reboot to resolve....not with this adapter. Very pleased.
  • Pros: strong signal
  • Cons: nothing yet
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Overall 10


Anonymous, Newegg
22 September 2012
  • Summary: I installed this in a new build, and I've never built my own before. I started up Windows 7, it could see the device but didn't recognize it as a wireless adapter, so no internet. Luckily, the disk that comes with the device has the drivers, so I installed those and boom, my computer recognizes it as a wireless adapter. Windows then asks me for the SSID, then passphrase, and boom again, connected to the internet, five out of five bars.
  • Pros: -Peace-of-mind that comes with an Intel product
  • Cons: None so far, and probably never
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Overall 10

What else do you expect from Intel?!

Ahmad K., Newegg
17 September 2012
  • Pros: Uses an actual wired antenna so you know it'll have great signal
  • Cons: Nothing
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Overall 10

Great Product!

John D., Newegg
6 September 2012
  • Summary: A good product so far, easy to install and set up, but I do not know why you would choose this over the regular card unless you plan on using both N and G at the same time
  • Pros: Great product so far. I have no speed drop compared to running an Ethernet cable.
  • Cons: The Intel Wireless Display is useless if you do not have other wireless display devices. The antenna mounting options include double sided tape or a flimsy pin that is included.
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