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Smath74
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Dell Inspiron 7559 laptop, black.

Wifi crapped out on me. it has been getting slower over the past few days, so i ended up having to plug it in via ethernet (so late 90's!)

This computer is my lifeline. is there any way to swap out hardware to fix it easily for a novice?

I've already swapped out a memory stick because it crapped out as well, and black gorilla tape is holding it together at the left pivot point for the screen.

5/23/2020 10:43:14 AM

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Get something like this

https://www.amazon.com/EDUP-ac600Mbps-Wireless-External-10-6-10-13/dp/B01CCMUN8C/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=wifi+adapter&qid=1590246621&sr=8-5

5/23/2020 11:11:57 AM

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Just get a new one. Between the parts and labor and the piece on mind of having a reliable machine, you'll be money ahead.

5/23/2020 12:44:32 PM

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https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15-7559-Notebook-Review.154635.0.html

An Intel wifi card is less than $15. One screw and two wires.

5/24/2020 9:40:24 AM

Smath74
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do the wires need to be soutered? (sp?) i don't have the tools or experience to do that.

5/25/2020 3:39:01 PM

stowaway
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no, very small push on connectors.

5/25/2020 3:51:30 PM

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Can get USB dongles too instead

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-wireless-network-Adapter-SoftAP/dp/B008IFXQFU/

5/25/2020 4:21:57 PM

Smath74
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that's what my father in law recommended. he knows his stuff, and i would probably be shot for saying exactly what he does, but yeah... he said it was worth it to get a dongle or get a new computer. mine is too old and anything on the market would be better anyway.

5/25/2020 10:50:35 PM

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im assuming you are using an older windows 7 machine.

1 - Buy this or something like it: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Windows-10-Pro-Professional-32-64bit-Genuine-License-Key-Instant/313092944368?hash=item48e5cb31f0:g:7h8AAOSwSU5eykVw
2 - Use 8GB+ flash drive and the Windows 10 downloadable iso to create an W10 install stick
3 - Install W10 on your old ass laptop
4 - Profit

I have done this with 10 year old laptops and W10 runs on them beautifully.

[Edited on May 25, 2020 at 11:09 PM. Reason : and then buy a dongle if you even need one]

5/25/2020 11:08:34 PM

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Just buy a new(er)(<$600) laptop and be set for next decade. I’d suggest the lenovo flex line.

5/25/2020 11:59:28 PM

Novicane
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in the meantime

go to support.dell.com
punch in your service tag
run the driver/bios update auto detect tool.

update yo mess.

5/27/2020 5:43:43 AM

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