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Intel Network 7260.HMWWB.R WiFi WIRELESS-AC 7260 H/T 2X2 AC 867 Mbps+ Bluetooth HMC Dual Band Brown Box
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Works in old Computers with some OS restriction 08/15/2015

This review is from: Intel Network 7260.HMWWB.R WiFi WIRELESS-AC 7260 H/T 2X2 AC 867 Mbps+ Bluetooth HMC Dual Band Brown Box

Pros: Popped this thing in my old Dell M6400 and it replaced two cards: The Wireless-N card and the Bluetooth card.
BIOS automatically recognized it and Linux Mint 17.2 did immediately as well. Was able to use it without any work whatsoever.

Popped this thing in another Dell, My M6500 and it worked immediately as well there too, in both Linux and Windows 7 exactly as the OEM card did yet now I have wireless 802.11ac

This card is physically thinner-- I consider that a good thing as newer chip sets tend to be more efficient.

My internet test felt more snappy, but that's subjective.

Cons: My only con is for the one of the laptops I plugged this into. My Dell M6400 is set up for a Bluetooth card independent of the Wifi Card. Although Bluetooth does work, the Bluetooth activity light does not operate. This is a cosmetic problem at worst.

Other Thoughts: Before you go crazy, I have read that HP laptops BIOS does not take well to the 7260. Do some reading before you buy.

The 7260 is designed for Windows 7 and up and as previously stated works perfectly in Linux Mint 17.2. If you have an OS older, do some reading before you buy.

If you do own a Dell M6400 or a Dell M6500 or the like, you should have the same positive results as I.

I did read somewhere that someone tried the 7260 in a Dell M6500 and it failed, but he also admitted his original card did not work either; this leads me to believe the problem my be in a failure in his laptop rather than the card.

ASUS states this card will work on their Maximus V Extreme motherboard as well, so now I'm ordering three more!

Kaybles 35ft NMHD-35MM 35 ft. High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet, CL2 rating, 24AWG Gold Plated M-M 35 feet- OEM
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Advertised for "4K X 2K Video Support". Connectors short enough to fit in recess of back of my SEIKI TV although the stiff cable did put pressure on them.

Cons: Will not handle 4K. 90% of the time signal is too weak. Only one time did I get a clean image, but that was lost when I disabled the other monitors connected to my computer. Re-enabling them didn't help.
I know it's a digital signal but the only way to describe the problem is: The image had snow in color transitions. When looking at a still image, it looked like the pixels in these areas were literally running around at random. I'm sorry but trying to watch a movie with someone's teeth flickering is a bit much.

Other Thoughts: When connected to the same computer with a shorter cable, the image is fine.
From searching the internet it looks like 15' is a general limitation to HDMI. It seems HDMI transmitters don't compensate (enough) for longer cables. Beyond 15' it's hit or miss.
I also looked into getting an amplifier but all of the ones I can find at this time are not rated for 4k, only up to HD's 1080p.
Returning it Defective, thank you!

i7-3770K with 32G Ram on a Rampage V Extreme ASUS Motherboard. Video card is a ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5 running Windows 7 64bit.
The TV is a SEIKI SE50UY04.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9Q-32GZH
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Currently operating at advertised speed and ratings on an ASUS Maximus V Extreme, couldn't be happier.

Cons: Price: it's memory, nothing more.

Other Thoughts: hmm. other thoughts: To all software vendors, Windows 64-bit now outnumbers Windows 32-bit sales, so the question has changed from Why build 64-bit software to -- why not?


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Display Name: Timothy L.

Date Joined: 08/17/03

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