Suggest me best solution to upgrade my wifi and bluetooth card for my dell laptop. As wifi is not supported to new routers and working only using mobile hotstop only.
1) System specs - Windows 10 with network adapter is intel (R) Centrino (r) wireless-n 1030
Requesting you, please guide me to change hardware requirements of my laptop for better usage of wifi speed and Bluetooth.
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We would like to inform you that due to the Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 has been discontinued, Intel Customer Service no longer supports inquiries for it, but perhaps fellow community members have the knowledge to jump in and help. You may also find the Discontinued Products website helpful to address your request.
You can verify this product's discontinuance status using the following links:
- Intel® Product Specifications website: Product Status > "Discontinued".
- Customer Support Options for Discontinued Intel® Wireless Products
Regarding your request for assistance to upgrade the Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 on your Dell* laptop, it is worth mentioning that the best channel of support for this request is your laptop manufacturer (OEM).
Installation or use of Intel® Wireless Adapters is subject to country-specific legal regulations. As each country may have different regulatory requirements, before you install/change the Intel® Wireless Adapter in a system, you must contact the system manufacturer to determine if the Intel® Wireless Adapters you plan to install is approved for use in your system and country.
Contacting your system manufacturer is also very important to determine if the Wireless adapter would be compatible with your laptop (e.g.: socket connector, BIOS, operating system, software/drivers, etc.) and if the upgrade is possible. If it is, then they can provide you with the proper steps for this task and recommend the better replacement options for your system/environment.
When the end-user of a system installs a wireless card on a system that did not come with it from the factory, this is what we call "Wireless Integration" and it may cause connection issues or software-hardware errors. Your laptop may not recognize new hardware when you install an Intel® Wireless Adapter for several reasons.
For more information, please review the following links:
- Regulatory Information Regarding Wireless Hardware Installation or Upgrade
- Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel® Wireless Adapter?
Having said that, we kindly recommend addressing this inquiry to Dell* support for the proper assistance: Dell* Support
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