Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN

Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 10 June 2012. Page 2 of 2. 21 Comments

Intel describes the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN as "Dual-stream (2x2), dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz), 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi adapter that delivers best speed (up to 300 Mbps), range, and reliability. Includes support for a host of Intel innovative features and business solutions, including Intel Wireless Display and Intel vPro Technology. Recommended for data-intensive consumer and business applications and rich media services that demand unparalleled wireless capabilities and the highest reliability in crowded, heavy traffic and larger area wireless environments."

Aside from the 6205 for the mobile and desktop, Intel's other WiFi products currently include the 2230, 6235, and 6300. The Centrino Wireless-N 2230 is another 802.11 a/g/n WiFi adapter, but it is not dual-band like the Advanced-N 6205. The Advanced-N 6235 model integrates Bluetooth support but otherwise appears the same as the 6205. Lastly, the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N is their highest-end wireless product at the moment and has a maximum speed of 450Mbps rather than 300Mbps with the other models.

Under Linux the Intel Advanced-N 6205 WiFi desktop adapter is using the iwlwifi driver. I've been using this Intel wireless adapter under Linux now for several weeks and it's been working extremely well.

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