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Inspiron 15R 7520 upgrade wifi card to 5Ghz

I have a new router Wi-Fi 600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz + 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz and wondering whether it is worth upgrading my laptop wifi card Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230

Any idea which internal card I could upgrade to?

I have looked at external USB cards but none of these seem to be significantly faster than the 300Mbps of the existing card. Or am I comparing apples with pears? And would an external card conflict with the current internal card wifi / bluetooth.

Does anyone have any experience of upgrading to 5Ghz on this laptop and whether it was worth the effort.

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RE: Inspiron 15R 7520 upgrade wifi card to 5Ghz

These are the validated cards with Dell part number for this model =
K2GW5 Dell Wireless 1901
R4GW0 Dell Wireless 1704
FXP0D Dell Wireless 1703
WT8X2 Intel Wireless 6150
5DVH7 Intel Wireless 2230

 



 

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RE: Inspiron 15R 7520 upgrade wifi card to 5Ghz

Thanks, that's helpful information as to which cards will fit in my laptop.

I'd welcome input from anyone who has done the upgrade and whether it was worthwhile.

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