upgrade old laptop's wifi network adapter

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is it possible to upgrade the wifi card for my old asus ul80vt laptop?

currently the laptop is still using the original 2.4ghz-only wifi card.

thinking of getting a dual band wifi card so that my laptop can finally go wireless-ac... or at least 5ghz wireless-n.

is it possible? any specific wifi card model to recommend?
 

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im also thinking of doing the same thing. worse, my laptop claims to have gigabit speed but just found out recently it can only reach 100mbps speed updown max. i went to challenger a few weeks back n the salesguy said can get the usb adapter. if u wana have wireless ac then must get an ac router too. i havent tried it out. no money. lol.
 

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is it possible to upgrade the wifi card for my old asus ul80vt laptop?

currently the laptop is still using the original 2.4ghz-only wifi card.

thinking of getting a dual band wifi card so that my laptop can finally go wireless-ac... or at least 5ghz wireless-n.

is it possible? any specific wifi card model to recommend?
Should be possible, but check this. If you can, replace with Intel AC 7260 card.
 

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my laptop is using a atheros ar9285, and not a intel one.

i scare anyhow buy later the motherboard don't support or the phyiscal size of the card is wrong.
 

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my laptop is using a atheros ar9285, and not a intel one.

i scare anyhow buy later the motherboard don't support or the phyiscal size of the card is wrong.

1. If google isnt wrong, ar9285 is 2T2R. Thus your notebook should not have issue with the card.

2. If is asus, I dont remember ASUS having wifi black / white list
 

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cos ar9285 is single band so i scare if upgrade to dual band the motherboard cannot support.
 

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cos ar9285 is single band so i scare if upgrade to dual band the motherboard cannot support.

normally will works if the 2T2R is similar, I change the one in my MSI to Intel 7260ac with no problem after installing the required drivers
 

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We are actually doing the upgrades to this card. Total cost is $99.
Card price is $69. $30 service charge. (Includes card installation + drivers installation).
For those who worry about compatibility issues can come to us.
NO charges if incompatible. :)
 

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We are actually doing the upgrades to this card. Total cost is $99.
Card price is $69. $30 service charge. (Includes card installation + drivers installation).
For those who worry about compatibility issues can come to us.
NO charges if incompatible. :)

thx for the offer but for that price i would rather just spent a little more money and get a usb wireless-ac adapter.

not willing to commit too much money for a 4+ year old laptop.
 

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We are actually doing the upgrades to this card. Total cost is $99.
Card price is $69. $30 service charge. (Includes card installation + drivers installation).
For those who worry about compatibility issues can come to us.
NO charges if incompatible. :)

I think you meant it the other way around.

I paid $30 for the card and fix it free by myself.
 

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I think you meant it the other way around.

I paid $30 for the card and fix it free by myself.

If you can do the upgrade on your own, by all means do it.
We are offering service and warranty for those who are unsure on the compatibility and are not technical savy enough to do the upgrades. :)
 
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