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Dual band 2x2 WiFi card in a 1x1 laptop

I've got a HP ProBook with a rather meh Qualcomm QCA9565 wireless N card (1x1), and I'm considering getting an Intel Wireless AC card to replace it. I have two choices: the Intel 3160AC which is a ...
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How can I disable a wireless card (in order to upgrade to Windows 8.1?)

Hoping someone can help me with this, as I've been pulling my hair out over this issue since last October. I'm unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. I've been trying since the update came ...
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Can you upgrade a laptop from an 802.11b/g to an “a” or other 5GHz compatible WLAN card?

And if so, is it worth it? All of my other devices run much faster and have stronger signals and are connected on the 5GHz channel (they are also obviously newer so...). I have replaced hard-drives in ...
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Intermittent Wireless Loss

I'm currently using a Windows 7 HP Pavilion DV6TQE with a Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 card. I've recently encountered a problem where every 2-15 minutes, I will suddenly lose internet connection. ...
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Will This Mini PCI-E Half Length Card Fit Into Any of These Slots?

Will this 802.11 Wireless b/g/n PCI-E Mini card (Interface type: PCI-e half-length mini card) fit any of the slots on this motherboard? Newegg - GIGABYTE GA-Z77-HD3
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can I replace windows 8 lenovo intel wireless card with windows 7 toshiba intel wireless card?

so I have an old toshiba laptop (which used to be windows vista but I upgraded it to windows 7) and it is core2duo and the wireless card is intel(R) wireless wifi link 4965agn, which works really ...
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New Wireless Card in a x301 Thinkpad

I am trying to install an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 into my Levovo x301 Thinkpad. I have a half card and have the gray and black wires plugged in. I replaced the bios with a version that does not ...
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What is causing my internet to be slow on one laptop but not the other and only at a distance?

I have a newer laptop, purchased within the last year (acer aspire 7740). This laptop does not have any problem connecting to wireless networks and indicates that the signal strength is excellent on ...
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Laptop wireless no longer connecting to Wifi

I have a MSi u200, and the weird thing was that I was using this normally before, then after a few minutes all of a sudden it couldn't find the wifi signal from my house. I did some troubleshooting ...
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Just bought a new wireless card, worked then stopped working

Installed a new Trendnet Wireless N PCI card. Worked (had password, worked) but was horribly slower than other computer. Upgraded the firmware on the router, could not connect afterward. It worked ...
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Getting laptop wireless LED to indicate wireless network activity?

Is there a way to get the wireless LED of a laptop to indicate wireless activity the way that the hard-drive LED does? It seems to have been implemented in Ubuntu, so fortunately it can be done with ...
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Problem in accessing internet on my PC using NetGear Wireless Card

Recently i added a NetGear wifi card to my PC (Win 7) in order to browse. All the drivers were installed properly. But the problem is i can't access sites other than google.com. For rest of the ...
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Wireless card blocked in bios of HP notebook

I just watched a video from HP, near the end they address the issue of wireless cards being blocked in the HP bios, saying it is some sort of FCC regulation and all manufacturers have this, I think ...
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Change Laptop Wireless Card?

I have just bought a new Samsung RV511 Laptop (the i5 Version). Anyway it comes installed with a Broadcom Wifi Card, I have a Super Atheros Mini Wifi Card that I would like to swap for the Broadcom ...
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Wireless disconnects upon inactivity

Can anyone tell me how to tweak my laptop so that the wireless access does not get disabled after a short period (approx 15 min) of inactivity. It's really annoying to have to reconnect every time ...
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Recommendation for PCI wireless/bluetooth combo card [closed]

I am looking for a recommendation for a PC PCI wireless/bluetooth combo card. I current have a USB wireless antenna and want to upgrade to a PCI based card to connect to my wireless network and ...
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Ubuntu wireless driver help

I'm new to Linux, so please use small words :-) First of all, let it be known that I have searched and attempted to find a solution without posting for help, but my attempts have all been ...