Been using 15r 5537 for about a year and a half and I was wondering if there is a way to upgrade to a 11ac adapter from the b/g/n (Atheros QCA9565, Dell Wireless 1705) that I was originally given.
If so, what adapters can I buy? Links to buy them? Does Dell provide them officially and have drivers for them?
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Hi Sudarsan Ranganathan,
Thanks for posting.
The currently supported wfi card for this model is the DW1705 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 Half Mini Card
so, if you wanted to change it, that's the only model I see that's available. You could use a USB wifi device, which are fairly inexpensive and may have more options.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for the prompt response.
Does Dell have plans to support 15r 5537 with a 11ac adapter in the future at all (if the laptop can support 11ac that is) i.e. will any 11ac network adapter that might be introduced as a peripheral part fit in the 15r 5537? I could wait if so; the laptop is a beast - it seems unfortunate to a power user like me to be stuck with 11 b/g/n speeds given the fact that the laptop has almost every other advanced feature that you can easily use this laptop for at least another 5 years.
Unfortunately advance notification about upgrades, parts changes, etc. is a very closely guarded secret, which I'm not privy to. I wasn't able to even get anyone to "speculate" if this would be available in the future. An external device may be your only option at this point.