I would like to replace my wireless card for my HP Pavilion dv-7 6163cl. My system currently has the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000. Is there other options to choose from for my computer or do I need to use the same one?
If you are planning to upgrade the wireless adapter in you computer, we advise you to contact the http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/topics/OEMs.html Computer Manufacturer Support and check if a newer Intel® Wireless Adapter is compatible with your laptop.
Intel does not recommend end users to install or upgrade the various Intel® Wireless Adapter. They can only be installed by the computer manufacturer or its authorized representative.
An unsupported wireless adapter may not be recognized by the computer, it may lead to system errors or connectivity problems. Installing an incompatible adapter may even damage the adapter, the PC, or both. In some cases, this may even be illegal.
For more information about this topic, please review the following documents:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005846.html Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel® Wireless Adapter?
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005687.html Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade