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Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 3160 Replacement

Horror484
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Hello Intel,

I purchased a laptop 10 years ago, still working well, but my WiFi is not working well. Most of the time, I loose Internet connection while it is currently working on my phone for example. I detect the WiFi but it says "no Internet detected". Sometimes it works, but most of the time I loose the connection. I would like to replace the cheap (I understand that after 10years the chip is too old). My question is : With which product can be compatible for a replacement with a decent price ? I am meeting difficulties to find the same chip, because it has been replaced by more modern product. The laptop is a TERRA MOBILE 1529H.

Thank you,
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n_scott_pearson
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What card does your laptop have currently, 3160HMW or 3160NGW?

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Horror484
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n_scott_pearson
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This is a little problematic as Intel is no longer producing its latest series of WLAN adapters in this formfactor. All is not lost; there are 3rd-parties that are taking the Intel Silicon and putting it onto cards with this formfactor. Here are some examples:

Note that these are examples. I chose them purely for being more-widely available (because available through Amazon). I have not tested these particular modules. The modules that I have tested are as follows:

I have tested these in both a 6th gen laptop (Core i5-6200U) and in a 4th gen desktop (Core i7-4770) using a PCIe x1 carrier card.

Hope this helps,

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Sssc
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What would be a suitable replacement for 3160NGW?

Thanks
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n_scott_pearson
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Here are your options:

Product

Model No.

BT

STR

TP

Wireless-AC 3165

3165NGW

4.2

1x1

433

Wireless-AC 3168

3168NGW

4.2

1x1

433

Wireless-AC 7265

7265NGW

4.2

2x2

867

Wireless-AC 8265

8265NGW

4.2

2x2

867

Wireless-AC 9260

9260NGW

5.1

2x2

1733

Wi-Fi 6 AX200

AX200NGW

5.2

2x2

2400

Wi-Fi 6E AX210

AX210NGW

5.3

2x2

2400

  1.  BT – Bluetooth specification supported
  2. STR – Transmit/Receive Streams
  3. TP - Total throughput of channels supported (but you can really only use the one you are connected to).

Hope this helps,

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