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Replacing my Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-e NIC


I recently just purchased this mini micro PC listed below:

 CTONE Mini Micro PC Intel 11th Gen N5095 (up to 2.9GHz) 8GB RAM 256GB M.2 2242 NGFF Win11 Pro Small Portable Compact Mini Computers Support Triple Screen Display 4K@60Hz/2*RJ45/Dual-WiFi/BT 4.2

My issue is that Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-e NIC is having difficulties achieving a connection and keeping it, so my thoughts are that I replace it with a better one.  When I can obtain a connection I can only get the bottom dot in wifi strength.   I am looking for some assistance in trying to find the perfect replacement for my new PC.  I do like the Intel Killer Wireless product but not sure if any of them are compatible because this is a mini PC vs a laptop or desktop.  Any help with making this decision will be greatly appreciated.  If you need more information please do not hesitate to reach out and ask away.  Thank you to everyone in advance. 

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Super User

You need to contact the manufacture of this mini PC and seek their help with wifi integration and compatibility.


Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Maybe Windows 12 will be better]

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Hello, @JEFFREYS    


Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.  


We appreciate your interest in our products, however, it is worth mentioning that Intel does not support wireless integrations (installing a different wireless adapter into your system/laptop). We recommend you speak to the Manufacturer of your equipment for support on wireless integrations and replacement parts to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements of your country and support. It is important to check for compatibility with the Motherboard Manufacturer, as there could be certain cards that will not work with the system.  


For more information, read the following article under the title "Regulatory Information Regarding Wireless Hardware Installation or Upgrade.


Please, keep in mind that this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel. Thank you for your understanding.  


Best regards,    

Jocelyn M.    

Intel Customer Support Technician.   

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