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Intel Centrion N-1030

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jsmiddleton4, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    So what's the deal with this chipset/wlan card? Have several laptops, one with this chipset. Can't get it to connect at "N" protocol. Tried all the suggestions, power adjustments in "when on battery" setting, etc.
     
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Haven't seen one yet, but just googled for info and the first page was mostly complaints about "N" wireless not working properly. Looks like another Intel "winner" :(
     
  3. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Yep. The next Intel step up wlan card is also having issues.

    Tried doing everything I could find including forcing the router to 20hz channel to connect at least in N even though slower N speeds. Still did not work. It looks to me like the driver is turning off N for now.
     
  4. bucher

    bucher Networkin' Nut Member

    Did you check all the options in device manager? My intel card did not have all of the N features enabled by default. Drivers current? Also the 1030 card is 1x2 meaning the most you will see in 20mhz N mode is 72mbit upstream and 144mbit down. I had a 1000bgn card in my laptop and I bought a 6200 thats 2x2.
     
  5. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    All options checked, researched, re-checked, tested. The Intel Wireless Connection utility sees the N band on the router. Won't connect to it at anything other than G. In the driver there is place in advanced to enabled 802.11N mode. But in the Wireless Mode selection drop down menu no "N" there. b, g or b/g. Seems like something is missing.
     
  6. bucher

    bucher Networkin' Nut Member

    I don't even use the intel utility, uninstalled it and I'm just using windows wireless config stuff.
     
  7. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

  8. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Well Intel is blaming router firmware. Some kind of power management support, PSP, that they have implemented according to industry standard but is not implemented 100% standard in some router firmware.

    Which maybe the case. However when a 20 dollar USB mini-dongle works great its hard to blame the router.
     
  9. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Had a couple of coupons from Staples so picked up another Netgear N150 mini-usb dongle. With tax was ten bucks. Works at 150 perfectly. Intel needs to get this thing addressed.
     
  10. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I ordered the Intel 6230 wifimax card, bluetooth, 2x2, etc. Only cost 15 bucks. We'll see how it works.....
     

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