Reviews and Problems with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
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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).
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.
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: 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.
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.
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