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Question on speed of AC3160 Wifi adapter

I bought a 3160 card for my HP g-series Pavilion laptop. I've installed and is working. However, it is connecting at 80Mbs. I have a Netgear WNDA4100 USB adapter that I previously used. When I plug that in, I get 170Mbs. Does anyone have an idea why the difference in speed? Both are using the same Modem/Router at 5ghz.

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gwhurley0505,

Before we go any further we would like to inform you that Intel does not support integration which is when the original wireless card is replaced. Please check these links for further information on this matter: http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/cs-011644.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade - http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-006192.htm Wireless Networking — Installation Error when Installing or Swapping Intel Wireless Adapters and http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-031167.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel Wireless Adapter?

Intel recommends that you contact your computer manufacturer first to see if they have any updates or solution available. Here is the where you can find the contact for your computer manufacturer: http://www.intel.com/support/oems.htm Computer Manufacturer Support

On our best effort to help you with this issue, please try our solutions below:

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-030709.htm?wapkw=wifi+recommended+settings Recommended Settings for 802.11n Connectivity

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034658.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products - Quick Checks That Might Improve or Fix Connection Issues

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-025332.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Resolving Wi-Fi Network Connection Issues

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-006321.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Access Point (AP) Firmware Updates May Resolve Wireless Network Issues

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-030282.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Why am I Not Able to Connect at 300 Mbps with My 802.11n Device?

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-029893.htm Wireless Networking — Frequently Asked Questions - Wi-Fi

http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/pdf/next-gen-80211ac-wifi-for-dummies.pd... Next-Gen 802.11ac Wi-Fi For Dummies - next-gen-80211ac-wifi-for-dummies.pdf

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/cs-025393.htm What are the Advanced Wi-Fi Adapter Settings?