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13 R3, Network Adapter (Killer 1535) replacement?

I own an Alienware 13 R3 which carries the Killer 1535 Network adapter. It is giving me terrible issues. Specifically, I can't get upload speeds better than 1 Mbps (as ridiculous as it may sound). After trying out all the available self-help tools (updated drivers, tried again, didn't solve the issue, completely uninstalled Killer software and downloaded most recent version, re-installed drivers, changed wireless settings in Device Manager) the issue persists. 

I'm of the opinion the network adapter is damaged, and I need to replace it. 

Does anyone have a recommendation for a wireless adapter that works well as a replacement for the Killer 1535? 

Some internet posts recommend Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 card, and I seek opinions from people who may have already replaced their network adapters. 

Thanks in advance for any opinions you may share.

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The AX200 card is Intel based and a very stable adapter. At this moment it is probably the single most widely recommended WiFi card.




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Today I replaced my network adapter. 

It made all the difference in the world. I do not know why my previous adapter failed, but I am well aware no technology lasts forever. It happened after the warranty period (no coincidence, I believe :)) and the easiest (cheapest) option is to just replace the network adapter. Dell support costs more than the card, and it takes 10 minutes to replace. 

The AX200 is providing > 300 Mbps upload and download, as expected. Good recommendation/confirmation, and thank you both. 

Cheers! 

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The AX200 card is Intel based and a very stable adapter. At this moment it is probably the single most widely recommended WiFi card.




-Forum Member since 2016
-I do not work for Dell
-A user helping other users
-If you like an answer please click on thumbs up
-If a reply is a solution to your problem please click on Accept as Solution
Gaming on a home built with MSI B-450M Pro-VDH Max budget build with an Athlon 3000G
Real work on a Latitude E5430
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Thank you both! 

I'll order an AX200 and give it a shot. Will post findings back after I receive the part. 

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Today I replaced my network adapter. 

It made all the difference in the world. I do not know why my previous adapter failed, but I am well aware no technology lasts forever. It happened after the warranty period (no coincidence, I believe :)) and the easiest (cheapest) option is to just replace the network adapter. Dell support costs more than the card, and it takes 10 minutes to replace. 

The AX200 is providing > 300 Mbps upload and download, as expected. Good recommendation/confirmation, and thank you both. 

Cheers! 

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