Any wireless upgrade recommendations to Dell 1703 wireless card?

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Any wireless upgrade recommendations to Dell 1703 wireless card?

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My new XPS One came with this piece of junk wireless card that can't connect to my 5GHz band (My 4 year old Vostro is faster).  Dell support refuses to provide upgrade recommendations that are not sold by Dell.  Does anyone have wireless card upgrade suggestions?  

Thank you in advance.

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  • Hi Jay,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused. Dell 1703 wireless card is a single band card and hence cannot connect to a 5GHz connection. This is a Half Minicard. You may install any of the following Half Minicard to upgrade it:

    • Dell Wireless 1510
    • Dell Wireless 1515
    • Dell Wireless 1520
    • Dell Wireless 1530
    • Dell Wireless 1535C
    • Dell Wireless 1536C
    • Dell Wireless 1540
    • Intel Wifi Link 5100
    • Intel Wifi Link 5300
    • Intel WiFi Link 6200
    • Intel WiFi Link 6300
    • Intel WiFi Link 6205
    • Intel WLAN/WiMAx Link 5150
    • Intel WLAN/WiMAx Link 6150
    • Intel WLAN/WiMAx Link 6250
    • Intel Centrino Wireless N-6230
    • Intel Centrino Advance N-6235

    Note: You will need to download and install the drivers compatible to Windows installed on the system to make them work.

    To download the Service Manual, please click on the link http://dell.to/18NmI2D and enter the Service Tag of the system. Click on Manual & Documentation to download it. Please follow the safety guidelines before replacing any hardware component.

    Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.

    Thanks & Regards
    Saharsh K
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA; India. For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here.
  • Thank you for the list.  Which of the above provides the best performance, best speed in your opinion?  I don't want to have to research each card.

  • Hi Jay,

    I would recommend using any one of the following two wireless cards:

    • Intel Centrino Wireless N-6230
    • Intel Centrino Advance N-6235

    These cards are dual band and shall work on 5GHz connection. Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.

    Thanks & Regards
    Saharsh K
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA; India. For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here.
  • Hi Saharsh,

    I am new on this forum, but I have the similar issue. I have xps 8500 with a Dell 1703 single band. My question is can I install any of the two following wlan cards. Since now I have a 802.11ac router so I do like take advantage of this new technology.

     

    Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 7260 (802.11ac+BT 4.0 2x2 half Mini-Card)
    Dell Wireless 1550 (802.11 a/c+BT 4.0 2x2 half Mini-Card)

     

    Regards,