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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||