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MMatt8
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Difference between Intel 8265NGW and Intel Intel 8265 NGWMG

Hi, I am looking to buy an Intel 8265 WiFi chip for my laptop. This one:

https://ark.intel.com/products/94150/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-8265

I went on Amazon, and I see 2 versions of it, and I can't figure out the difference

This is 8265NGW

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-8265NGW/dp/B01LCR1SKA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=15...

And this is 8265NGWMG

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-8265-NGWMG-Wireless-AC-Network-Adapter/dp/B01MZA1AB2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UT...

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idata
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Hello, mattmathews. Thank you very much for contacting the Intel Communities Team. I will be more than happy to assist you.

 

 

Firstly, allow me to share with you that we do not recommend installing an Intel® Wireless adapter into an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) system due to FCC regulations and hardware compatibility. For more information about this, please check the following link: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005687/network-and-i-o/wireless-networki... Regulatory Information Regarding Wireless Hardware Installation or Upgrade

 

Then, the difference between these two adapters is that the 8265NGW adapter is intended for mobile devices and, the 8265NGWMG adapter is used in desktop systems.

 

 

 

Antony S.

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hello, mattmathews.

 

 

I would like to know if you have any additional question. If so, please do not hesitate to reply to this thread.

 

 

 

Antony S.
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