Can I use USB external AC wifi adapter on laptop with older internal adapter?

ozarknature

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Can I use an external (USB) AC adapter on my laptop, which has an older internal, non-AC wifi adapter? Do I have to disable the internal adapter? If so, can I do this from the Windows device manager control panel? Or do I have to physically remove the adapter itself?
 

ffg7

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can run newer wifi on any laptop as long as have drivers for your os if not installed automatically. old wifi can be turned off in the bios, sliding a switch on the laptop case, disable pressing the correct function button or disable not uninstalled in device manager.
 

ozarknature

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thank you! Do I understand that I don't need to bother with turning it off in the BIOS if I can disable the internal adapter in device manager, or do I need to do both?
 
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