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Upgrade wireless to 802.11n on this machine

My wife's Dell 700m refuses to connect at any speed to my new 11n router, so I thought I might replace the Intel 2200abg card with something else.

Are there any known compatibility problems with installing a different kind of wireless card?


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  • Peter R Green Jan 29, 2009

    Thanks, Nic 61!

    This was part 2 of two questions, the other about doing the same with my more recent Toshiba, where I gave a bit more detail.

    I've found the D-link adapters pricey, not particularly quick, and a bit of a nuisance all round. As I can get TP-Link cards for about 1/3 what I paid for the D-link USB, and replacement is physically about a 10 minute job (including looking around in the carpet for the screw you dropped), it was a tempting idea.

    But I might just go down the route you suggest...

  • Peter R Green Jan 30, 2009

    If anyone can answer the question rather than suggest an alternative, it would still be helpful. I have a little while, and will share my current adaptor with my wife until I have reached a decision about the next step.


  • Peter R Green Feb 09, 2009

    I finally got it connecting. I upgraded the driver for the Intel 2200ABG card, once again set a fixed IP address instead of relying on DHCP, and had to reboot once or twice, and it connected. Still going fine.

    Thanks for the suggestions...



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Well, the easy way to connect to your router is not to replace the card, thats overkill!
Do it the easy way and buy a wireless USB adapter insted! :) to be 100% sure that it wont give u any truble is to buy an USB adapter from the same manufacture as your router.
That will solve all your problems whit a low cost:)

Good luck to you!

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    Nicolas Feb 09, 2009

    Glad that everything works for you M8!:)

    Good luck




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