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Intel Centrino 6205 IEEE 802.11 Dual Band N600 Mini PCI Express Wi-Fi Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps-OEM

  • Up to 300Mbps+300Mbps
  • Intel Wireless Display
  • Intel Smart Connect Technology
  • Intel Wi-Fi HotSpot Assistant
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Premium Wireless Performance with Exceptional Intel Features

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 delivers premium Wi-Fi performance with exceptional Intel-only features for an ultra mobile experience. This dual-stream (2x2), dual-band, 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi product with Wi-Fi Direct combines faster speeds (up to 300 Mbps), greater range and more reliability with Intel features, such as Intel® Smart Connect Technology, Intel® Wireless Display, Intel® My WiFi Dashboard and Intel® vProTM Technology.

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Business or home, data intensive apps, streaming HD video, gaming, and network connectivity in crowded, heavy traffic and large area Wi-Fi environments.


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  • Nathan S.
  • 8/9/2014 5:13:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHUGE BOX

Pros: Worked right out of the box with my Toshiba Satellite A505 runing Linux Mint 17, 64 bit. Well actually had a bit of trouble with the first boot after installing it, but after taking off the battery and holding the power button to clear things it started right up.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: I haven't tried out the Bluetooth yet, but I'll try that later.
The chip is about the size of a 1/3 of a credit card, but it came in a box that I would say was about 12x8x9, probably would have fit in a bubble pack.

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  • David M.
  • 5/30/2014 7:33:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInstant recognition

Pros: Instantly recognized by Xubuntu install in Shuttle DS61. Performs flawlessly with no extra effort on my part to configure.

Cons: A bit more expensive that other alternatives, but you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: I couldn't find antennas and RF cables on Newegg, so ordered these from Netgate. The antennas were relatively expensive, but you should consider that your antennas are going to dictate a big chunk of your performance. I initially ordered the wrong RF cable, and had to eat that cost. I ended up getting the 6" RF cables from Adafruit. The cable going to the furthest antenna was barely long enough on the Shuttle DS61. An 8" cable would have been much better.

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  • Joshua S.
  • 2/25/2014 7:52:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat WiFi card, easy install

Pros: Fast, easy to install, solid connectivity, good price

Cons: Not on Lenovo bios whitelist, had to flash bios to get past boot error for unauthorized hardware. Not a con for the card, but Lenovo and a heads up for any Lenovo owners buying one to replace their card...

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  • Roberto C.
  • 8/3/2013 1:57:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFull Speed Ahead

Pros: It's made by Intel, highly reliable and works as advertised.

Got an Acer E1-571-6680 with a horrible Broadcom wireless N car which got me at the most 35Mbps, using a Verizon Router N (50/25 Mbps service), my other Acer Timeline X has an N6205, so I tested the N6205 Centrino in the Acer E1 and saw a jump up to 58Mbps down and 35Mbps up.

I didn't have to install drivers at first and it worked fine but decided to download the latest drivers and still working with super fast down and up speeds, my room-mate has an ASUS laptop with a Broadcom N card and gets the same 35Mbps speeds even when we're next to the router, so Broadcom needs to get their products right.

My Acer Timeline X runs on Win-7 and my Acer E1-571 on Win 8, both 64-bit.

Cons: None........

Other Thoughts: This is a card that I will definitely recommend if you have one that's not Dual-Band, this card will help you get the full speed via wireless connection, I have my laptop in the 2nd floor and the router is in the living room, there are 2 walls in between and I get the speed that I'm subscribed to get, before it was only 2/3 the speed.
There's another brand out there which I don't recall but is also not as good as the Intel Centrino N6205.

And if you want the latest drivers, just click on the link and navigate through the Intel site to get the drivers, they're easy to install, just click and wait a couple of mins. and done.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/18/2013 2:17:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking great--UPDATE REVIEW

Pros: As I indicated before, I would attempt install of this adapter into a Dell Inspiron Core i5 (earlier gen) machine. It works very well. Moving around the house, it maintains five bars and 300 Mbp/s even through multiple walls, one of them being concrete. I am using a Netgear R6300 router.

Cons: None other than what I previously stated--watch out for compatibility issues.

Other Thoughts: This five egg review should counter-balance the three egg review.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/16/2013 2:45:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBeware Compatibility!

Pros: Dual Band, made my Intel, drivers readily available on Intel website. I am sure it works great, just not in certain AMD based notebooks...see CONS section.

Cons: Attempted to replace the Realtek 2.4 GHz N adapter in a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5531 AMD A4 (Vision Based) notebook PC. Notebook would not boot. I was able to access the BIOS, but unfortunately the machine would hang immediately upon attempting to finish POST and boot. Obvious BIOS compatibility issue. Toshiba support was useless (they tried to convince me that this was a driver issue...). Removal of the Intel adapter allowed POST and boot, and re-install of the Realtek adapter allowed POST and boot. No resolution, other than a USB adapter or spending more money on a Killer Networks Dual Band mini PCI-E adapter, with no guarantee that will work either.

Other Thoughts: I will attempt install this Intel 6205 in a Intel Core i5 based Dell notebook and report back. I rated this product 3 eggs since I am sure it is mostly a Toshiba Satellite BIOS issue, but it always takes two to be incompatible!

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  • Laszlo T.
  • 3/14/2013 7:37:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsFreeze up my system

Pros: Freeze half way installation. Got so bad it wiped out my start menu, and i tried it to install different ways, and it did the same over and over.
Called Intel well unfortunately they couldn't help. When a software wipes out the start menu that is a major issue. My system is Win7

Cons: Couldn't install it with 6 tries . 60 sec before finish of the software install the computer freeze up.

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  • Adam M.
  • 3/14/2013 6:34:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Wireless Card

Pros: Improved my signal greatly
Solid Wireless Card
Dual Band

Cons: None really except that it didn't come with any packing. When I ordered it I didn't realize that it was an OEM product. Still I'm satisfied with the card

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  • Michael W.
  • 2/28/2013 4:04:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGeat Upgrade

Pros: Dual Band, 300mbs, Good signal strength.

Cons: No driver/software included. No problem really as I would have gone to Intel's site to get the latest driver anyway. Just be sure to do that first, if you're working on your only computer (Duh)! No instructions or documentation (maybe that should be in "Pros" as I wouldn't read it anyway)

Other Thoughts: Nice, easy, cheap upgrade for my notebook (ASUS G73JH)

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