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Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 ProductsOverview
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.
Features and benefits
Performance and power
|Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300||
|Intel® WiFi Link 5100||
|Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Technology||
|Up to 2x greater range³||
|Industry-leading power consumptionΦ||
PC World Review
"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 for Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology||
|Dual-Band, Quad-Mode solution (802.11a/b/g/n)||
Manageability and security
|Wireless support for Intel® Active Management Technology||
|Intel® PROSet/Wireless SoftwareΩ v.12.0||
|Advanced security via 802.11i||
|Connect with Intel® Centrino® processor technology program||
|Cisco Compatible Extensions* v.4||
¹ Up to 2x greater range enabled by 3x3 802.11n implementations with three spatial streams. Up to 450 Mbps of Bandwidth based on the theoretical maximum bandwidth enabled by 3x3 802.11n implementations with three spatial streams in combination with a three-spatial stream access point. Actual wireless throughput and/or range will vary depending on your specific operating system, hardware, and software configurations. Check with your PC and access point manufacturer for details.
² The Intel® WiFi Link 5100 and Intel® WiFi Link 5300 products are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ 802.11abgn adapters by the Wi-Fi Alliance*.
³ Up to 5x Bandwidth increase or up to 300 Mbps of Receive Bandwidth based on the theoretical maximum receive bandwidth enabled by 1x2 802.11n implementations with 1 transmit spatial stream and 2 receive spatial streams. Actual wireless throughput and/or range will vary depending on your specific operating system, hardware, and software configurations. Check with your PC and access point manufacturer for details.
Φ References to improved battery life as measured by MobileMark* 2005 refer to platform comparisons versus competing 802.11n WLAN solutions. Actual platform battery life savings will vary depending on your specific operating system, hardware and software configurations. Check with your PC manufacturer for details.
Ω Intel® PROSet/Wireless software may not be supported by your PC manufacturer. Check with your PC manufacturer for details on availability.