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CSpen5
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Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

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Hi,

What are the benefits in the new Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168?

I'm curious to know whether to replace my 3165 with 3168, or not. It's about $20. But I could find very little differences between the two https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/compare-products.html?productIds=94854,89450 https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/compare-products.html?productIds=94854,89450

Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.

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idata
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Hello cespencer,

 

 

We never recommend replacing your wireless adapter. And in this case, the risks far outweigh the possible benefits.

 

 

The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 and the older 3165 have very similar features (one could say that the 3168 is just a revision of the 3165).

 

 

If you are looking for an upgrade adapter, then our recommendation will be to check with your computer manufacturer for pre-approved upgrade parts. And if possible, to purchase the replacement directly from them. For more information on why we advice against this, you may review the following article:

 

 

- 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?

 

 

We hope this information helps.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello cespencer,

 

 

We never recommend replacing your wireless adapter. And in this case, the risks far outweigh the possible benefits.

 

 

The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 and the older 3165 have very similar features (one could say that the 3168 is just a revision of the 3165).

 

 

If you are looking for an upgrade adapter, then our recommendation will be to check with your computer manufacturer for pre-approved upgrade parts. And if possible, to purchase the replacement directly from them. For more information on why we advice against this, you may review the following article:

 

 

- 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?

 

 

We hope this information helps.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.

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CSpen5
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Dear Carlos A.,

You are right. Not worth the risk and hassle. Thank you for the advice.

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