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How to check if a particular internal Wi-Fi card would work for a laptop?

Hello everyone,

The Wi-Fi card that came with the laptop Dell Inspiron 15R (5537) – Intel 7260BGN is extremely slow and I was wondering if I can replace it with the 7260NGW Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11ac, Dual Band, 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 card

It's available on eBay as well.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks for your response, cwstad2.

Just found out the dimensions appear to be same for all 7260 family cards. But you're right, it's indeed a lot of steps:

Replacing Wi-Fi card on Inspiron 15R
Also thought of picking up an USB dongle. You have a favorite brand of USB dongle that you would recommend?
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Will give that a shot! Many thanks, MASQ :)
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Thanks for your help guys. The Wi-Fi on this laptop is better these days.

I got an external dongle if need be.