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Replacement WiFi cards for laptop (Specifically the ASUS Zephyrus G GA502)

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Linus mentioned in the review that the WiFi card in this laptop is pretty garbage so I was wondering what a suitable and compatible replacement would be. I don’t know anything about WiFi cards.

 

I apologize if there is a specific category this should be in but I didn’t think this would go in networking.

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Intel 9560 should be good for you


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its like replacing ram with 2 extra cables attached.

usually the wifi card is in m-sata size, at bottom of laptop. unscrew to see if you have access to it. beware not to rip off warranty labels

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12 minutes ago, IIOblivionII said:

 

Should probably test it yourself and make sure the laptop is easy enough to open up.


I edit my posts a lot

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On 6/17/2019 at 11:40 PM, SeraphicWings said:

Intel 9560 should be good for you

WAIT, that card is not compatible according to this guy:

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/blyaun/anyone_have_the_new_zephyrus_g_ga502_yet/epsdgs3?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

 

I'm going with the Intel 9260

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I tried the 9260 in the laptop, I'm getting code 10 in device manager and the card's not working. Resetting BIOS to defaults have worked with others for the card but doesn't seem like it's working for me here

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I just put the 9260 in my laptop and it doesn't work. It doesn't show up in device manager and I tried installing the drivers but it just didn't work.

Also for reference the wifi card in the laptop is the Realtek rtl8821ce.

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On 6/17/2019 at 11:35 PM, IIOblivionII said:

Linus mentioned in the review that the WiFi card in this laptop is pretty garbage so I was wondering what a suitable and compatible replacement would be. I don’t know anything about WiFi cards.

 

I apologize if there is a specific category this should be in but I didn’t think this would go in networking.

My advice is to see if ASUS has a list of cards that will work. This is what I did with my sisters HP. Had a list of about 20 cards and found the best one. Went from shitty wireless N to a Wireless AC card. 


You ever notice that many establishments have a sign that as "No Shirt, No Shoes, No service"? They never say anything about pants............ You know what that implies. You dont have to wear pants. 

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get anything with wifi 6 and bt5.0

or anything with atleast bt 5.0. 

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I cant seem to get an answer from ASUS, just contacted them and said "they only can disclose info if your laptop is in for repair" pretty silly if you ask me. 

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On 7/4/2019 at 12:19 AM, abito703 said:

I tried the 9260 in the laptop, I'm getting code 10 in device manager and the card's not working. Resetting BIOS to defaults have worked with others for the card but doesn't seem like it's working for me here

 

On 7/4/2019 at 6:10 AM, Albykool said:

I just put the 9260 in my laptop and it doesn't work. It doesn't show up in device manager and I tried installing the drivers but it just didn't work.

Also for reference the wifi card in the laptop is the Realtek rtl8821ce.

This Redditor got it working. Did you guys try installing the device driver before replacing the WiFi module? 

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