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sammyano
24.06.2014, 16:16
Hello, please can someone suggest any dual band PCI card for Satellite C660

thanks

Keany
24.06.2014, 22:31
Is something wrong with internal WLAN card of your Satellite notebook?

sammyano
24.06.2014, 23:01
I am looking for a dual band wifi that support 2.4/5ghz to make use of my 150mb broadband speed - the Realteak pci card does not support wireless n networks

Keany
26.06.2014, 07:53
Can you please post exact notebook model?
Usually WLAN card inside should be RTL8188CE that supports 802.11bgn networks.

Have you checked all WLAN wireless mode settings in advanced WLAN card properties?

sammyano
26.06.2014, 17:36
Hello below is the full details of the latop -

Satellite C660-1F1
Part Number : PSC0QE-02F023EN

Current Wfi Card is - Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
The above mode is 80.11b/g/n - which does not handle n networks hence why am looking for a compatable dual band wifi card pci for both 2.4 and 5ghz

thanks

JoeLouis
27.06.2014, 09:54
> The above mode is 80.11b/g/n - which does not handle n networks hence why am looking for a compatable dual band wifi card pci for both 2.4 and 5ghz

You need definitely an mini PCI WLan card which would support the 802.11 A as well as 802.11 N standard in order to be able to use the 2.4Ghz / 5Ghz band.

Check some Intel miniPCI WLan cards.

sammyano
28.06.2014, 12:52
Please can you be more specific on the Intel mini card. I want to know which exactly is comparable with my laptop as stated in my last post so to know which to buy
Thanks

JoeLouis
30.06.2014, 16:20
> Please can you be more specific on the Intel mini card.
I wish I could but unfortunately, notebook manufacturers does not provide such details anywhere on the websites :(

sammyano
30.06.2014, 17:37
Thanks for your response at least - but you reckon any of the Intel min wlan card should be ok - like Intel centrino advanced n 6230?

sammyano
02.07.2014, 12:43
Guys, just can't really understand why I can not find a list of compatible or supported mini PCI card for a Toshiba laptop or even a specific comment(s) within Toshiba forum - I have been searching this forum for days now and cannot find any answer. Dose it mean this forum if not supported by Toshiba?

JoeLouis
02.07.2014, 14:06
>Dose it mean this forum if not supported by Toshiba?
Buddy, it’s a user to user community

Regarding the miniPCI WLan card:
Such part upgrade is not officially supported and therefore details about compatible cards are not available.
But from my knowledge many different notebook series have been equipped with different WLan card from Realtek, Intel and Atheros.

Probably such cards would be compatible even if they are not listed officially as “supported part”.

sammyano
02.07.2014, 14:56
@Joe thanks for your comment - I was under the impression that someone from Toshiba support is on the forum as well. My frustration is with Toshiba, there should be some sort of help to identify what is compatible within your system.

sammyano
23.07.2014, 13:13
Finally I was able to remove and update my Realtek Wlan card with Intel Centrino Advanced N-6235 card with Bluetooth and both wifi & bluetooth working as expecting. First I had to cut a small electrical tape and tape over pin 20 and pin 51.

JoeLouis
23.07.2014, 13:26
Thanks for sharing your experience with us! I really appreciate it.
It seems that some small modification was needed to get it working properly.

sammyano
23.07.2014, 13:42
Yes - just covering pin 20 & 51 - was expecting much hassle after reading feedbacks from other forum, but was a very easy process :-)

nickking
03.08.2015, 16:53
Finally I was able to remove and update my Realtek Wlan card with Intel Centrino Advanced N-6235 card with Bluetooth and both wifi & bluetooth working as expecting. First I had to cut a small electrical tape and tape over pin 20 and pin 51.

Sorry to revive an old thread but what were the symptoms that required you to make a modification?

I've tried various wifi cards in my daughters C660 (AMD chipset), some won't even let the laptop boot, some cards are detected but wifi networks aren't detectable. I'm kinda stumped with what to try next.

DRichar916
01.07.2017, 08:29
Yes - just covering pin 20 & 51 - was expecting much hassle after reading feedbacks from other forum, but was a very easy process :-)

Hi, I am new to the site and wanted to upgrade my wireless card on my Satellite C660-155. I got the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 card and did the mod on pins 20 and 51 as you suggested.I only found counting the contacts on the card a bit tricky as not all the contact positions were used on the card, but got it right first time. Delighted to say that after running the Intel drivers for wireless and Bluetooth everything is working like a dream. I now have fast dual band access to my BT Hub 6.0A and Mouse connectivity with Bluetooth. It is a great upgrade and thank you for the information on how to do it.