It seems to me that I have an outdated motherboard and I'd like to buy a new WIFI card. I bought a prebuilt ASUS some years ago and my WIFI card is broken. The best way I can describe the chip is what I listed here, but I'm unsure if a new chip I buy will fit. My friend has a normal slot on his motherboard for a WIFI card and I was wondering if there were alternatives. I am only looking to put a band-aid on the problem and not upgrade. Also, the picture I have listed is considered a laptop wifi card, which is why I'm confused. Please advise and thank you.
While replacing internal Wi-Fi cards are slightly more complex, they are typically more powerful or give more range than a similarly priced USB adapter. The age of the motherboard/computer would dictate the compatible higher end cards as well but if you just want a Band-Aid then this simple card from ASUS may work well!
ASUS PCE-AC51 AC750 Wireless Dual-Band PCI Express Adapter - Micro Center
Also, in reference to the photo you sent, many internal cards are actually just adapters for the cards used in laptops since they are produced in much larger quantities, so it is not too weird to have those in the desktop.
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