Thursday, 7 August 2014

Asus S56 WiFi Card Upgrade

This post is a mental note on how I upgraded my laptop's wireless card from an Atheros card to a fancy Intel 7260 AC WiFi adapter. For all of $30 too!

Intel 7260 @ Canada Computers:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_1048_1050&item_id=062806

Really helpful tear down instructions:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/698655-asus-s56ca-wh31-15-6-ultrabook-teardown-integrated-ssd-hack-os-install-hack.html

Intel 7260 drivers (Windows 8 was able to find these automatically):
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=23942
These drivers are the latest as of this writing.

Notes and maybe instructions on upgrading the WiFi card in an Asus K55A should be up soon too!

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