2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2015 6:12 PM by K1l3rL0oP

    N-7260 replacement question


      Greetings to all,


      I have finally decided to remove that pathetic excuse for a WLAN and buy something that actually works.


      Few months ago I purchased a brand new laptop, dropped down two thousand $ just to start banging my head at the wall because of network issues and after countless warranty "repairs" and browsing every single forum known to man about this problem, did everything I could and still my problem is here and I do not need a solution Intel - thank you but I need a new card to replace the N-7260 with.


      What Asus gave me as replacement option is



      Although they look the same I don't know if it will actually work for me. I need something that will connect me to the internet and stay connected .... period.


      System Information


      Time of this report: 3/4/2015, 13:48:19

             Machine name: G550JK

         Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_s14.140201-1007)

                 Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

      System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

             System Model: G550JK

                     BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/20/14 15:50:15 Ver: 04.06.05

                Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.4GHz

                   Memory: 12288MB RAM

      Available OS Memory: 12172MB RAM

                Page File: 2777MB used, 24113MB available

              Windows Dir: C:\Windows

          DirectX Version: DirectX 11

      DX Setup Parameters: Not found

         User DPI Setting: Using System DPI

      System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

          DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

           DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode

      Display Devices


        Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M

             Manufacturer: NVIDIA

                Chip type: GeForce GTX 850M

                 DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

              Device Type: Render-Only Device

               Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1391&SUBSYS_11CD1043&REV_A2

           Display Memory: 10079 MB

         Dedicated Memory: 3994 MB

            Shared Memory: 6085 MB

             Current Mode: n/a

              Driver Name: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um

      Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.4465 (English)

           Driver Version:

              DDI Version: 11

           Feature Levels: 11.0,10.1,10.0,9.3,9.2,9.1

             Driver Model: WDDM 1.3

      Graphics Preemption: DMA

      Compute Preemption: DMA

                 Miracast: Not Supported by Graphics driver

      Hybrid Graphics GPU: Discrete

           Power P-states: Not Supported

        Driver Attributes: Final Retail

         Driver Date/Size: 11/4/2014 01:04:30, 19966344 bytes

              WHQL Logo'd: Yes

      Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]

      (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


      C:\Users\ASUS>wmic baseboard get product, Manufacturer, version, serialnumber

      Manufacturer           Product  SerialNumber          Version

      ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.  G550JK   BSN12345678901234567  1.0


      I hope that this info helps, please I really need to change that card. I'd like to skip further warranty repairs, or driver updates or any of that matter, I just want to buy myself a new card, replace the old one and that's it.

        • 1. Re: N-7260 replacement question

          Hello K1l3rL0oP,


          When you plan to replace the Wireless adapter in your computer, the PC manufacturer (in this case Asus) is the best source to determine a suitable replacement.

          If Asus recommended to use the Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300, you should be able to use it in your system. It would be good to contact Asus support or an Authorized service provider in order to install the adapter.


          If your PC has the Intel® Wireless-N 7260 PCIe Half MiniCard version, it would use the same form factor and similar capabilities as the Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300. However, the N 6300 is a dual band adapter (2.4 GHz - 5 GHZ), and the N 7260 may be single band (2.4 GHz) only. This would be an advantage for the N 6300.


          For more information and comparison, you can check the specifications of the two adapters in the following links:


          Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300, Dual Band


          Intel® Wireless-N 7260

          • 2. Re: N-7260 replacement question

            Thank you for the answer, the N7260 that I currently have is a Dual Band as well but the thing is that the problem is with the model (maybe a bug , maybe software i dunno).

            However thank you very much for the response Jon!