[SOLVED] 2022 (new?) wifi6e m.2 laptop network cards? Recommendations, Please?

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Greetings Earth Clan :)

Been a while away from my go-to home hardware site! I've a Dell XPS 9550 laptop that I'm wanting to upgrade to latest WiFi 6e (m.2), seeing a new router in my future... Can someone give me a recommendation?
To go step farther, anyone up to date on latest CES 2022 launches/new product announcements - brief me in on whether any game changers or compelling neeew hardware in the pipeline (in wiifii 6e m.2 NIC)?

Thanks so much, in advance.
Grateful and I am,
J D
 
On this new tech I would buy a actual intel brand card. Make sure it has intel actually stamped on the card, there are counterfeit parts but most are not brave enough to actually put "intel" on the card itself.

Hard to say what is going on with killer now that intel got them. Pretty much in the past if anything says killer on it I would avoid it, any motherboard that had killer ethernet was immediately off my list. They have had massive issues with the drivers mostly because they have this crap software that pretends it can accelerate game traffic when it can only do that inside the machine itself not outside.

You have to be very very careful to get the proper cards especially when you need the CPU to support it. This is the CNVIO stuff. That is they key difference between ax210 and ax211. I don't think your laptop supports the ax211.
 
I have not stayed real current so maybe other chipset makers have chips. Most people buying wifi6e are using intel ax210 chipset. I would buy from a better known brand because wifi6e is very new. The drivers you can get directly from intel if you want.
 
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I have not stayed real current so maybe other chipset makers have chips. Most people buying wifi6e are using intel ax210 chipset. I would buy from a better known brand because wifi6e is very new. The drivers you can get directly from intel if you want.
Thanks for the advice - Intel AX210 is what I'd gathered from research.
Any insight on specific mfr's??? Killer mfr'd one, I believe and has now been acquired by intel for the 'double connection tech" Intel will, if I skimmed CES 2022 show highlights correctly, will, now be integrated (wifi) on 12th Gen CPU
 
On this new tech I would buy a actual intel brand card. Make sure it has intel actually stamped on the card, there are counterfeit parts but most are not brave enough to actually put "intel" on the card itself.

Hard to say what is going on with killer now that intel got them. Pretty much in the past if anything says killer on it I would avoid it, any motherboard that had killer ethernet was immediately off my list. They have had massive issues with the drivers mostly because they have this crap software that pretends it can accelerate game traffic when it can only do that inside the machine itself not outside.

You have to be very very careful to get the proper cards especially when you need the CPU to support it. This is the CNVIO stuff. That is they key difference between ax210 and ax211. I don't think your laptop supports the ax211.
 

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