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(@Francesco)
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Hi, a year ago I bought a ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED notebook (H5600, AMD Ryzen 5000 series); since it mounts a 5 wifi card, I wanted to replace it with a 6E wifi card, but, to my disappointment, I found out that it is soldered on the motherboard: Taking a picture of the card in question, and googling with image.google.com I found out that it is the Intel AC 9260D2WL in 1216 M.2 format:
https://www.intel.it/content/www/it/it/products/sku/99445/intel-wirelessac-9260/ordering.html
Since I shelled out €2,000, which is no small amount here in Italy, I was wondering if, using a hot air gun, flux and a lot of good will (and some luck) if I could replace it with the WiFi 6E AX201D2W, also in 1216 M.2 format.
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/130293/intel-wifi-6-ax201-gig/specifications.html

More than anything else, I was wondering if the pin out is the same (I searched unsuccessfully on the net, being an OEM component, there is nothing about it) and the fact that the contacts (pads?) that are under the chip would make such replacement difficult.


   
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(@William)
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I would be very interested to know why you think this upgrade is necessary. I was also wondering if there would be an external adapter that would give you the same upgrade ability. Sorry that this does not help with your issue.


   
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(@Francesco)
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Yes, there is currently an external USB adapter available: https://www.netgear.com/it/home/wifi/adapters/a8000/ . However, besides the not-so-affordable cost, a product as bulky as this one, placed on the side of a USB port, would compromise its portability. Additionally, there is a risk of accidentally bumping into it and breaking the USB port, which would be a problem. Moreover, Netgear does not provide Linux drivers for it. It makes more sense to use it on a desktop.

 
 

 

 


   
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