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Does tomato play nice with Intel 5300 AGN

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by snarlydogs, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. snarlydogs

    snarlydogs Guest

    I recently purchased a new Lenovo T500 equipped with the intel 5300 agn wireless card. I am currently using a linksys WRT54GL router with (i believe to still be) the most recent version of tomato wrt. My wireless speeds are crippled whenever I use this router. No other wireless computers are affected. I can use any other router without any trouble.

    The router broadcasts in wireless-G only

    any thoughts
  2. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Snarlydogs, I don't have any answers for you with the latest series of Intel N-compatible wireless cards. A few days ago I borrowed a new Acer laptop to do some field work. What a pile of junk! The wireless card connected sporadically, if at all, to any B/G router I tried it with. I totally gave up with it in the end.

    The poor owner has apparently been unable to use it either with her Zyxel home wifi router, the local TRUE Internet wifi coverage of Bangkok, or even at Starbucks. She's as angry as hell, and I don't blame her. :mad: She's now gone back to using her old one, which uses Atheros wireless.

    UPDATE: Checked the card - it is an Intel 5100AGN

    This link is typical of the many complaints I found on the web concerning these cards.


    Snarlydogs - try upgrade to latest Victek version of Tomato, which has newer wireless drivers than the official version. Maybe it'll help.
  4. hardc0re

    hardc0re Network Guru Member

    Yes it does. I recently upgraded my laptop to an Intel Wifi-link 5300 as well. Used it with both ND and normal versions, works great.

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