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Need for new NIC on laptop? Answered

I am having the same old problem that many have had with connectivity of laptop to home wireless network.  I know I have a fairly new router, a TP-LINK wireless "N" gigabit router, and my laptop is about 5 years old.  In an earlier post, you had suggested that a new NIC may be in order, I suspect that this is my issue, as your other suggestions were unsuccessful, mainly because I could not access required information.  

Do you feel I should get a new NIC, and which one do you suggest? You mentioned an easy and inexpensive solution on Amazon...do you have a link to the correct one?  I have a Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista.

Many thanks....

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Kkisling
Kkisling

7 years ago

Thank you RavensCraft and mpilchfamily...I ended up getting a Medialink - 150 Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter - 802.11n, 2.4 ghz...and it worked! Still don't know why I was not connecting, but am happy the adaptor was a success!

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

7 years ago

Does your router support 802.11G? If so then the current built in wireless card should work fine. If not or you feel it's still an NIC issue then buy an 802.11N WiFi USB dongle and your all set.