Atheros AR9485-WB EG Replace in Asus N750JV

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doggyofone

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I'm considering replacement of the AR9485 card in my laptop with a dual band card, maybe something like this - Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Plus Bluetooth. Access to the card is good. I would prefer doing this than adding a USB Adapter, which apparently could require some BIOS change(s) ie: Asus USB AC56.
I'm looking for some advice and a recommendation.
- Are there any cautions I should consider before doing this. Basically is it a hardware plug and play type of change?
- Can you recommend a dual band card to use?

Thanks for your help.

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The only true way to know if the card is going to work is to contact Asus, they may have a list they can provide you of known cards that work.

Now personally I have upgrade from a AR9002WB to the 7260AC w/BT on a ASUS N53SV, which far as swapping out the cards and getting it up and running was no problem. However the AC speed was horrible (Windows showed the connection locked at 867Mbps on AC and 300Mbps on N) but running speed test AC vs N I was getting about half the speed of N on AC. I played around with settings/drivers but nothing changed. Buddy told me that the problem was most likely that the internal antennas was not geared for AC (yeah, right), so long story short I ended up pulling the laptop apart (chassie and screen) and replaced the internal antennas with some I purchased off of Amazon (like $12) and to my surprise solved my problem. Again this was for a N53SV and I can’t say how it will workout for the N750JV.
 

doggyofone

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Thanks for your response.
The antenna didn't occur to me. Looks like some additional digging around for information.
 
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