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    K53E upgrade advice

    I've got a K53E-BBR4 and as you all know, ASUS will not help with upgrades. I want to take out my Realtek RTL8188CE wireless n LAN and replace it with an ac LAN. Is this possible in the K53E? And if so, what do you suggest.

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    tjmcs

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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array raju2529 PC Specs
    raju2529 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)R542UQ-DM153 ( X542UQ.305 )
    MotherboardAsus motherboard
    ProcessorIntel core i5 7200u @2.5Ghz
    Memory (part number)Adata 2400 Mhz 16GB
    Graphics Card #1intel Hd 620 graphics 1GB DDR3
    Graphics Card #2Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB GDDR5
    Graphics Card #3nil
    Graphics Card #4nil
    Sound CardRealtek HD Audio controller with codec 294
    MonitorLcd monitor
    Storage #1Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD M.2. 2280
    Storage #2Seagate 2TB 2.5inch. Toshiba 1TB 2.5 inch
    CPU CoolerBuilt-in
    Casefrom factory
    Power Supply65W
    Keyboard Built in keyboard
    Mouse Built in mouse
    Headset Philips HeadSet
    Mouse Pad nil
    Headset/Speakers Realtek with ice sound
    OS Windows 10 64bit 1809 build no 17763.503
    Network RouterBsnl Wi-Fi modem with router

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    If it's laptop then you can't be upgrade, because it's fixed on the motherboard and related embedded chio is soldered on MB

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    The card is not soldered in and can be taken out. it is an AzureWave AW-NE139H. I replaced it with an AzureWave AW-CB161H. No go. On install I get the message it can not work with my OS which is Windows 7. Strange, but the NE139H is showing up in device manager as an Atheros AW8151. Even stranger, Asus told me that this laptp does not have Win 7 installed, even though the sticker says so.

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