Question Which WIFI Adapter?

English68

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HI,
I decided to ask the question separately from the other thread.
OK so I had a problem with my WIFI and now it is completely DEAD apart from Ethernet

The WIFI Adapter is: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 100 Driver Date 30/04/2015 Ver: 15.11.0.9
The computer is a ASUS K53SV, OS Windows 10 ver: 21H1 (build 19043.1110) 64bit
My question is Which should I get, internal or USB and Which one? Anything specific?
Thank you in advance
 

kanewolf

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HI,
I decided to ask the question separately from the other thread.
OK so I had a problem with my WIFI and now it is completely DEAD apart from Ethernet

The WIFI Adapter is: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 100 Driver Date 30/04/2015 Ver: 15.11.0.9
The computer is a ASUS K53SV, OS Windows 10 ver: 21H1 (build 19043.1110) 64bit
My question is Which should I get, internal or USB and Which one? Anything specific?
Thank you in advance
Looking at this teardown -- https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Asus+K53S+-X156V+Thermal+Paste+Replacement/95857
It looks fairly trivial to replace the module. I would look for a dual band AC module. If you use an internal module, you get the advantage of the large antenna built into the lid of the laptop.
This thread on the Intel website has a list of replacement cards linked -- https://community.intel.com/t5/Wireless/Wifi-card/td-p/372166
The 7260 AC would be my recommendation. About $30 on Amazon.
 
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