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need replacement/upgrade for Intel PRO 2200BG card that has AC protocol, which?

gychang
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My old dell has the 2200BG miniPCI card, I need to upgrade, which card is appropriate?

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n_scott_pearson
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AFAIK, there are not Wireless-AC cards in that formfactor. 

Sorry,

...S

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n_scott_pearson
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I am not sure about that '2200BG' code; the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 has product code 2200BNHMW. Having it say '2200BG' may mean that this is a card that has firmware specifically customized for Lenovo. This could also mean that the laptop's BIOS utilizes Inclusion/Exclusion list(s) - which essentially means that you are forced to purchase any replacement through Lenovo.

If you have a true Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 card, it will look like this:

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If this is what you have, then we can continue.

These cards come in the PCIe Half Mini Card formfactor. Intel refers to this formfactor using the 'HMW' (Half-Mini-Wireless) acronym. Your Wireless-AC choices in this formfactor are limited to three models:

3160HMW - Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 (Discontinued)

7260HMW - Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (Discontinued)

7265HMW - Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Launched)

As you can see, only the Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 is still an active product. This card, at least in this formfactor, can be exceedingly difficult to find. In fact, I could find none listed on Amazon other than a version from a 3rd-party manufacturer (example: Amazon: NETELY Wireless-AC 7265HMW). There are plenty of Intel-manufactured 7260HMW cards around, however (example: Amazon: Intel Wireless-AC 7260).

Hope this helps,

...S

 

gychang
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That may not be my card, my understanding was this is miniPCI size and specifically not miniPCIe.  It is out of Dell Inspiron 6000, first came out 17 years ago.  I took it out and pictures are attached.  I really appreciate your time and expertise on this.2022-01-29-181931.jpg2022-01-29-181943.jpg

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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AFAIK, there are not Wireless-AC cards in that formfactor. 

Sorry,

...S

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