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CEsca
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help choosing a 8260 AC (wifi + bluetooth) ordering code for a DEL XPS13.

Hi there,

I am willing to upgrade my DELL XPS 13 (model 9343) wifi card to a intel 8260 AC, but I have been unable to select the required model number from the ordering and specs sheet, as there are many models to choose from, and there is no giance on the different model codes that helps.

In my case:

processor is not vPro

the card must have wifi and bluetooth but NOT LTE

form factor is 2230

i am not sure whether the laptop requires (or is able to use) a Low Power card

and i am not in indonesia neither i am from indonesia.

In these conditions there are more than 10 cards in the list that might suit the requirements. Could you explain the meaning of the different codes on the product or suggest the required model?

Additionally, i am using linux as a OS, there is a kernel modulee compatible with this card, but is some intel docs it says some functionality is not available for linux... could you detail which functionality is it and whether it is a kernel module issue or is a dessign issue?. Wireless.wiki.kernel.org seems to indicate 8260 is supported.

Thanks for your help

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ASouz7
Honored Contributor II
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cescarpa,

The model would very much depend on the type of system you have and for that you must consult with Dell* as they are the only ones that can provide you the especifications you need. It is important to understand that Intel does not sell wireless adapters to end-users, Our wireless products are meant to be used by OEMs as they customize the adapter in order to fit an specific system. With that being said, we would like to inform you that Intel does support integration which is when the wireless adapter is replaced by another one. Please check this link for further information on this matter: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005687.html?wa... Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade

For Linux* support, please access these links: https://www.kernel.org/ The Linux Kernel Archive - https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi Linux Wireless or even this link: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005511.html?wa... Intel® Wi Fi Adapters Linux* Support for Network and I O

CEsca
Beginner
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Thanks for the answer but, it would be really helpfull to understand the codes of the products, so i can request the correct one in a marketplace like newegg or amazon.

It is not the same 8260.NGWMG.NVS and 8260.NGVMG.K and 8260.NGWMG.NVS3, but the three of them are listed within the same category of device, same functionality (2x2 AC+BT) and same form factor (2230). no one besides intel, can tell me, what are the differences among them so i can choose which one applies to my XPS13.

Thanks for your help

ASouz7
Honored Contributor II
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cescarp,

Intel® Wireless products such as the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 are not intended to be sold to end-user. The specifications can be found here: http://ark.intel.com/products/86068/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-8260# @ordering Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 Specifications however, as informed previously, only the OEM can provide which one is right for your system as the wireless adapters are customized in order to meet the requirements of the system.

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