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Need to know which WiFi adapter to buy

gwinegarden
Beginner
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I am looking to replace the Wi-Fi card on my wife's Dell Inspiron 5559.  Current card is a 3160.  

I like what I see about the Intel Dual Band Wireless-Ac 8265, but there seems to be multiple versions:  e.g. 8265.NGWMG, .NGFF, .NGW, .NGWMG.S etc.  I cannot determine what the real differences are between the various versions so I do not know which to purchase.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

 

Gary

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AlHill
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You should contact dell support and ask them these questions in relation to compatibilty and support.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Windows 11 is the new Vista]

gwinegarden
Beginner
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It is compatible alright.  Dell sells an 8265 but does not state which version.  But price is over 4 times what I can get it for elsewhere.

So, I would prefer an answer to the question posed.

 

 

 

AlHill
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If it is compatible, then you won't mind contacting Dell for support:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005687/wireless/intel-wireless-products....

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Windows 11 is the new Vista]

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