Changing a NIC in Toshiba laptop

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Did you read Frank's post #6? Surely this doesn't require you to disassemble a laptop, buy something that possibly doesn't work and spend money for a new laptop that may not be needed.
 

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What Internet speed are you paying for ?
 

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What Internet speed are you paying for ?
I get Verizon FIOS which has many different speeds promised. If I use an external USB ac adapter (asus 53) and I log onto 5Ghz AC from my router, my Network and Internet Settings status shows 133 Mbps. If I connect using the built in NIC from Toshiba (Intel Centrino N 2200) I get 72 Mbps. So you can see why I am trying to get a little more speed and If it doesn't work, I'll just a new laptop with an AC protocol built in.
 

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Ok but what speed are you supposed to be getting from Verizon ?
 
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TerryNet

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I get 72 Mbps. So you can see why I am trying to get a little more speed
Uh, no, I do not see. Just curious--what is it that you are trying to do that is impeded by 72 Mbps on one computer?
 

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OK, first THANK YOU ALL for all your replies and comments. It looks like I have found my answer. I have a computer store close by and in speaking to a tech he offered me a Dual Band Intel 7260HMW Mini PCI-E WiFi Card he took from a broken Toshiba laptop to try. IT WORKED. So now I know what I need. Thank you all again for the help.
 

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I would buy that card from the tech. if possible.
 

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