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How do I change my internal wireless card in my dell 5160

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Why would you want to replace wireless unless faulty..you can reflash it you can change drivers for it you can change the mac.
if it is faulty you would be better to get usb wireless for the price and convenience.

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Http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins5160/en/SM/upgrades.htm#wp1107296

Go to that link, read the PCI removal instructions.

Its under a small panel that has one screw holding it in. its the bigger of the two.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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If you decide you want to replace it, you will need to first remove the MINI PCI adapter cover from beneith the laptop.

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getting another just like it may be hard, try ordering one from dell or going to a computer store with knowledgable people and see if they can get you one.

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