Thank you for taking the time to reply. I appreciate your assistance.
I have already contacted Intel AND Toshiba, by phone, and here's what I wrote to an online seller:
".....Thanks for the reply, regarding the Intel adapter. After 3 days of "research", I am still unsure of which one to use in my Toshiba P75-A7200 w/ Intel Centrino N-2230. I've called both Intel AND Toshiba, and they were not much help. Intel told me to call OEM, and Toshiba just kept telling me my laptop was 4-5 years old and out of warranty.
I've found 8-10 Intel 7260 AC mini's, but there are many variations, with different letters following the "7260" part #.....
Do you have any tips or suggestions, for me to find/purchase the correct wifi adapter card?
I appreciate all your help.
Dale .................. "
" ..... I have a Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200, with an Intel Centrino N - 2230 wifi adapter card, mini ( OEM -.pic attached )
I want to replace it with an Intel AC 7260 dual-band wifi adapter card.
I wand to avoid any "whitelist" issues, and want the Bluetooth to continue working.
Any suggestions? .... FYI: I'm running Windows 10 - 64 bit .... if it matters.
I will purchase from you, if you have a 100% compatible replacement/upgrade.
Thanks, Dale ....... "
This is my dilemna..... I want to upgrade my Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 with a new AC wireless adapter card. What INTEL and TOSHIBA is doing, is an insult to loyal consumers !! Whitelisting is a marketing ploy... let's face it !! All manufacturers/OEMs are doing it
I spent $1,000 on this laptop (when new) with mouse, software, carrying case, etc.... and recently installed a 1TB SSD, and 2 RAM sticks, which doubled my RAM capability. Now, for about $20.00, I can speed up my laptop, even further.
I WILL find a suitable wifi card.... WITH or WITHOUT your help.
How would YOU like to buy a car, and be told you can't get new tires.... you have to buy a new car ?!? SERIOUSLY ?
Telling me about "unathorized approvals", "certifications", "alterations", etc., are a waste of time.
Whitelisting, or as your email said: Your system manufacturer may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or hardware packaging they provide., .... is rediculous. !!
Other than a MOTHERBOARD/CPU, there is NO excuse, for OEMs to block replaceable parts, from being interchanged/upgraded. This includes memory, HDD/SSD, RAM memory, batteries, wifi cards, etc.
Why does Intel sell wifi upgrades to DESKTOPS, but NOT LAPTOPS ?!
Wifi, cell signals, etc are improving everyday..... we should be able to upgrade our equipment, WITHOUT having to buy a whole new device.
Ignore this nonsense and have a look here:
(last one presents my solution in repsonse #2)
Definitely worth trying - but it's important that you get the right model of this card.
Thanks for the comments, BUT..... the 1st & 3rd of the links are for HP & Sony..... I have a TOSHIBA. The middle link (Tom's) deals with whitelisting & BIOS, which is a whole new layer of headache !!
Forget about this whitelisting nonsense - the only thing you risk here is $20 (I assume you should be able to return the card if it does not fit though. Buy it from Amazon, as per the link in my SONY thread: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N7474CS; HMW version is what you need) and 10 minutes of your life.
If you read information contained in these links plus watch some videos available on Youtube:
you should be able to get into the inside easily and replace the card without any problems and in no time: just swap the cards and all will be well.
I have done all the research, watched many videos, and read-between-the-lines on various websites..
I already know how to dismantle my laptop, having installed an SSD and RAM memory sticks.
There is, quite literally, only 2 screws to remove, to replace the wifi adapter card..... I know everything I need to know.... EXCEPT:
WHICH Intel 7260 ac card to use ?! ..... there are 8-10 variations.
Seems that since INTEL is the host of this site, and all the parts I'm asking about, they could simply ( SIMPLY ) answer my question ...?
QUESTION: Which INTEL 802.11 AC dual-band wifi mini card is the BEST option for replacing my N single-band INTEL Centrino 2230 ?
My question doesn't get any simpler than that !!
What do you mean by 'dual-band'? It can't be more dual-band than this?
(you did browse the specs, correct? https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/dual-band-wireless-ac-72...)
Can you clearly specify what you're after exactly?
I was referring to the link you sent: .....https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N7474CS. Here is the description: This item Intel Wireless-N 7260 (7260HMW AN) Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Plus Bluetooth 4.0*
And yes, I read the product brief(s), 2 weeks ago, on Intel's: 3160, 3165, 7260, and 7265.
Also read Intel's internal documentation on all the LABEL changes:
The label of the adapters has other numbers, some are unique between product codes. Please review the following document as it has pictures of the labels from these and some other versions of the ac 7260:
Please keep in mind that the label design may vary between adapters of the same model, however, major changes are included in the Product Change Notification documents for the
If you can remove your network card, you should be able to buy a card.
If you can't you may have to buy a USB adapter. Various good USB adapters are available in the market.
i would suggest "i10Gb Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 2x2 AC + Bluetooth 4.0 p/n 7260-HMW" for you.