Using a Desktop Wifi card in a Laptop?

Dec 16, 2017 2:35AM PST


I have a Dell XPS13 9350 laptop whose internet connection is giving me problems. I have read that this device ( is suitable as a replacement WiFi card. However, I would prefer to buy from Australia to receive it ASAP. Is the card in this desktop device ( the same as that on the amazon website? If so, can I disconnect the card from extraneous desktop components such as the antennae so as to use it in my laptop?

Thanks for any help

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Re: card
Dec 16, 2017 3:11AM PST

That seems a question for the shop. If they say "yes" and it is "no" you can return it.

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Unfortunately it seems that isn't possible
Dec 16, 2017 3:15AM PST

They said they weren't sure... and if it didn't work that I couldn't return it Sad

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Usually you use the same card the laptop came with.
Dec 16, 2017 7:02AM PST

If you change models, only Dell may know if it works. Here when I find a failing WiFi card (which is rare and I'll cover the other usual issue) we use the USB WiFi sticks and dongles. Some are nice and small.

Back to the failing WiFi. I often find that the router firmware is out of date. That one is hard on folk because for reasons people are scared of the update. I find it cheaper than cards and shops to fix common network problems. Next I encounter the usual WiFi too far issue. Sometimes you can get 100 feet or 33 meters but when testing we are at 6 meters.

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