Reviews and Problems with Intel Wifi Link 6300 633AN
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Had bad luck on the first, second was great
J. Alexander Kahoun "Alex Kahoun", Amazon
6 November 2013
Summary: Unfortunately I received a bum card that did not work at all. I was receiving Error Code (10) in device manager. I returned it and bought another one from a different vendor and it worked great!
Summary: I'm not sure 'hate it' is right but after a lot of frustration attempting to make my Precision M6700 recognize the device (using Intel's drivers from their website) I was unsuccessful. I ended up returning to my older Wi-Fi adapter (another Intel adapter) which worked without incident. Bummer for me as I was looking forward to better stability and speeds.
Summary: The reliability of this wireless card is marginal at best. It is intermittently slow to connect and occasionally will drop the connection. There are numerous complaints on the internet about this device with no solutions in sight as yet. I used this card to replace the stock adapter in my laptop which did not have dual band capabilities. The Intel N 633ANHMW has dual band and boosted by speed from 54 Mbps to 300 Mbps using the 5 Ghz band.
Summary: Not really a big problem, just something to be aware of: This card does not do bluetooth as many other wireless cards do. Also be aware: That tinsy little picture -- That's more or less the card's actual size; it's like a postage stamp. You need two fully functional hands to deal with this baby. I had trouble installing it in my full-size tower unit, mostly because my hands don't work well anymore. Pair of hemostats came in very handy.
Summary: I use this for my Media Center running Linux. This device has been supported since at least Linux 2.6 and it works well for me -- OpenELEC recognizes it with no fanfare. I can stream HD content from my network easily whereas my previous 150Mb/Sec unit sputtered and re-buffered when playing high bit rate content.
Intel Ultimate N 633ANHMW IEEE 802.11n (draft) Wi-Fi Adapter - Mini PCI
6 October 2013
Summary: Easy upgrade to dual band wireless. Uninstalled original, shutdown, installed new card, boot up, and windows automatically installed drivers. Worked like it should. Since I was taking the laptop apart, I went ahead and purchased extra antenna to install the 3rd one as original only had 2. Without the 3rd antenna it reached about 260mbps and after installing 3rd antenna it stays consistent at 300mbps. it will reach 450mbps depending location on the 5ghz band.
Summary: But I managed to get the antennas attached. My motherboard is Intel(DQ77MK), so I really didn't expect anything unusual would happen. It's recognized and I have PROSet installed. The connection is successful but the speed is terribly slow. About 5Mbps. Much slower than my USB wireless adapter, which I was trying to get rid off. I will see if I can find the package and get it returned.
Summary: I bought this card together with a half - to full-height adapter Half to Full Height Mini PCI Express(PCI-E) Card Bracket Adapter for a 2007 Lenovo T61 14.1-inch widescreen laptop after I flashed the BIOS to Middleton's 2.29-1.08 to get around the whitelist problem. As I feared, the antenna wires were too short to reach the card so I took what I could get, reversing connections of the grey and black wires (no white wire on my T61).
Summary: I only have 2 antenna on it at the moment, but it tops out at 300 Mbps and seems to connect at same speed as my router puts out max and the range is pretty good. I think with a third antenna that I will get better range on the 5 GHz band.
Summary: This adapter definitely gave me the ability to connect to dual band wireless connections. My Lenovo Y500 laptop, however, has a blacklist enabled in the BIOS, so I had to go to the extremity of finding a BIOS crack.