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I have a 1 year old Asus laptop (model UX31) running Windows 7 which has a frequent problem with the wifi that I've never gotten to the bottom of (Asus UX31 wifi kills Netgear's router wireless signal).

If I turn off the inbuilt WiFi and install a USB WiFi, will this work?

I'm just wondering if I turn off the inbuilt WiFi does that mean any WiFi network connection is disabled in windows, or just that particular card?

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Yes, it will work fine.

As you say, just turn off the internal Wi-Fi, the USB stick may well find the right drivers from Windows Update, if not, install the manufacturer supplied ones.

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Thanks. I'll order a new card now... – Dan Jan 20 '13 at 19:03
I've simply used the [Fn] [F2] to turn off the built-in wireless and then installed the newly purchased USB card. It's working fine. – Dan Feb 3 '13 at 20:31
Glad to hear you got it working. – Julian Knight Feb 10 '13 at 13:16

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