Which wifi cards can I upgrade mine to?

maxence822

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Hello!
I would like to upgrade my 802.11b laptop wifi mini pcie card to a stronger/better one.
I am not entirely sure which ones I can use for this?
Could anyone help me find potential wifi cards to use?
Thank you!
Maxence
 

R4lNM4N

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The easiest way to do that would be to get a USB adapter. Windows system are we to assume? Here's a decent one that I have used and recommended in the past without any issues...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6YF2NC0929&cm_re=usb_wifi_adapter-_-33-122-264-_-Product

But heres a good PCIe one if you really want to swap the internal one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106242&cm_re=laptop_wifi_mini_pcie_card-_-33-106-242-_-Product

You can use any mini PCIE adapter but I would highly recommend "802.11n" or "802.11ac" models - as well as any USB that is compatible with Windows (if that's what you're running.)
 

maxence822

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running windows, sometimes ubuntu and linux as well on virtual machines, I've dabbled in a lot of different stuff, but currently I'm testing out Windows 10. So you're saying I can use a 802.11ac mPCIE? :D
 

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You can use newegg. Just change the country flag on the top of the page. If you are going to be using Linux, you'll have to do some googling to see if those adapters are compatible with the distribution. I know from experience the USB adapter I recommended is not compatible with Linux. Here's one from amazon that is though....
http://www.amazon.com/Panda-300Mbps-Wireless-USB-Adapter/dp/B00EQT0YK2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1443716374&sr=1-1&keywords=usb+wifi+adapter+for+linux
 
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