Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 ProductsOverview

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Intel® WiFi Link 5000 Series Wireless Adapters

The Intel® WiFi Link 5000 is a family of IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network adapters that operate in both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz spectra. These adapters, available in both PCIe* Mini Card and Half Mini Card form factor deliver up to 450 Mbps of bandwidth¹,² via features such as MIMO technology, 40 MHz Channel support, and Packet Aggregation.

The widespread acceptance of 802.11n products has been driven by users seeking to exchange information in a timely manner, stream High Definition (HD) video, and handle voice, video, and data traffic concurrently. This has led to the adoption of 802.11n as a key technology component in both Consumer and Enterprise notebook PCs. The Intel® WiFi Link 5000 Series Wireless Adapters incorporate this 802.11n technology with the Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 Series delivering leading edge bandwidths of up to 450Mbps¹.

Product information

Features and benefits

Performance and power

Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300
  • Up to 450 Mbps of Bandwidth¹ results in less time waiting for files to transfer; in addition to enabling multiple applications to simultaneously access the network resulting in increased productivity
  • Enables both the Enterprise and Home users to tackle today's voice, video, and data applications while future-proofing their Laptop investment to handle tomorrow's growing network performance needs and capabilities.
  • Wirelessly backup your entire system to a Server
  • Stream High Definition (HD) video throughout the Home with Bandwidth to spare for other applications
Intel® WiFi Link 5100
  • Up to 300 Mbps of Receive Bandwidth³ results in a 5x Bandwidth increase³ compared to legacy 802.11a/b/g solutions
Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Technology
  • Provides higher data rates compared to 802.11a/b/g solutions through the use of multiple antennas to transmit and receive data
  • Helps ensure more consistent coverage throughout the Enterprise and Home resulting in a more enjoyable user experience
Up to 2x greater range³
  • Enable better wireless reception for greater bandwidth at farther distances
  • Reduce the number of "dead zones", dropped data packets, and network re-connects, helping to dramatically improve connectivity throughout the home
Industry-leading power consumptionΦ
  • Reduced WLAN power consumption results in longer platform battery lifeΦ for greater utility, enjoyment, and convenience

PC World Review

TEST Center

"On the other hand, a laptop equipped with a 3x3 Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 client card consistently outperformed. The improvement was dramatic, too, ranging from 28 to 62 percent overall, so paying the USD 40 or so extra for the higher-end client in a new laptop may be a good investment."

Intel® My WiFi Technology

Intel® My WiFi Technology

Transforms your notebook into a personal area network


Intel® My WiFi Technology for Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology
  • Transforms your notebook into a Wi-Fi personal area network
  • Connects directly with up to eight Wi-Fi certified devices without cables or a wireless router
  • Lets you print, share, show & sync wirelessly at home or on the go
Dual-Band, Quad-Mode solution (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Operates in the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz band resulting in maximum compatibility with today's installed base of legacy 802.11a/b/g networks in the Enterprise and in the Home
  • Connect with confidence to the Internet via the millions of WiFi hotspots around the world

Manageability and security

  • Retail (Credit Card Processing)
  • Government standards: Federal Information Processing Standard and Federal Information Security Management Act
Wireless support for Intel® Active Management Technology
  • Provides IT managers the capability to remotely discover, heal, and protect Laptops regardless of the functional state of the operating system
  • Manage and troubleshoot laptops even in a standby or hibernate state resulting in reduced on-site support cost
Intel® PROSet/Wireless SoftwareΩ v.12.0
  • Feature-rich and easy to use application that supports legacy and 802.11a/b/g/n features on Microsoft Windows XP* and Microsoft Windows Vista*
  • Simplifies client deployments and enables remote management of wireless settings and profiles
Advanced security via 802.11i
  • Increased security via support of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) block cipher technology ensures that Enterprise and Home networks are protected from unauthorized access and intrusion


Connect with Intel® Centrino® processor technology program
  • Maximum compatibility is ensured when using a Laptop based on Intel® Centrino® processor technology and 3rd party Access Points (sometimes known as Wireless Routers) that have the Connect with Intel® Centrino® logo
  • Validated to provide optimum performance for today's mobile lifestyle
Cisco Compatible Extensions* v.4
  • Helps prevent delays in VoIP calls when roaming between Access Points
  • Enables improved network diagnostics to aid in IT management and troubleshooting

Related products

Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology Intel® Centrino® 2 with vPro™ technology

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