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Is this AC 7260 card genuine or counterfeit?


Dear friends,

I am asking for your professional opinion on authenticity of an AC7260 ireless card I purchased


When I install it in my Lenovo ThinCentre M92p Tiny desktop, the system won't load because of the "Unauthrized network card" error, as seen in one of the pictures.

Thank you!

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I have removed the source and seller, as they are not pertinent to this discussion. If you feel the card is a counterfeit or non-functional, return it.

Otherwise, there may be a compatibility problem.

Replacing your wireless card should only be done by the OEM.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005687/network-and-i-o/wireless-networki... https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005687/network-and-i-o/wireless-networki...

And, doing so yourself can lead to problems:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005846/network-and-i-o/wireless-networki... Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel® Wireless Adapter?

And, while not using the same adapters as you, look at post # 1 here, where N.Scott.Pearson provides information as to why there are other problems:

/thread/122272 in an Asus x52c laptop can I replace an Atheros AR4285 wireless card with an Intel 6300 wireles card

I know you do not have a laptop. Still, you may want to contact the manufacturer of you machine to determine wlan card compatibility and support.