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    Hi,
    I would like to upgrade my wireless card in my Acer Aspire 5610z to a 801.11n capable card. Could I just buy any card with two antenna connection and replace the old or do I need to check for it's compatibility.
    TP-Link TL-WN861N Wireless N Mini PCI Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
    Will something like above will be suitable for my laptop(Picture)
    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Wireless card upgrade

    Looks like a half-height card. Provided there is no bios whitelist, any half-height mini pci-e card should do.
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    Thanks tijo, I have just increased the bandwith from 65Mbps to 135 and using a D-link DWA140 USB dongle gives me an increased wireless performance, so I have decided against upgrading my card. Thanks again for your help.
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    Default Re: Wireless card upgrade

    It actually looks like a mini pci (not express) slot anyway.
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    Default Re: Wireless card upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Meaker View Post
    It actually looks like a mini pci (not express) slot anyway.
    Yes, it's a mini pci card similar to the one in my OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellalan View Post
    Hi,
    I would like to upgrade my wireless card in my Acer Aspire 5610z to a 801.11n capable card. Could I just buy any card with two antenna connection and replace the old or do I need to check for it's compatibility.
    TP-Link TL-WN861N Wireless N Mini PCI Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
    Will something like above will be suitable for my laptop(Picture)
    Thanks in advance.
    That isn't a picture from your laptop that is a stock picture from a laptop repair site. How about posting a real picture of the card and it's location in your laptop.

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    Default Re: Wireless card upgrade

    From what I can make out, your model comes with a regular MiniPCIe WiFi card. Not half-height, just regular. So you have a LARGE variety of cards to choose from...

    Intel Wireless 5300 possibly?

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    Default Re: Wireless card upgrade

    5300 will work, but you won't get 3x3 as you have 2 antennae. I got an Intel 6200 for like 14 bucks on eBay...and it is significantly better than the 5100 AGN.

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