Laptop LAN upgrade !

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by jime1, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    I have a laptop with a 10/100 LAN card!

    Can I upgrade it with a Gigabit LAN card ?

    I want faster sharing, so.. help me on this 1 folks.
     
  2. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    I know bro, but that's not the point..

    The point is, can we upgrade it on our laptop itself ? (like upgrading hdd, RAM, etc)
     
  3. lgj1952

    lgj1952 MDL Member

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    No you can not, just wifi cards can be replaced
     
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  4. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    D@mn...................!!:(
     
  5. LM3

    LM3 MDL Junior Member

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    Have you considered doing everything you need speed for on a desktop and using remote desktop from the laptop?
     
  6. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    usb 3.0 to gigabit lan adapter is the only sane option right now !
     
  7. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    What on Earth do you have to do that requires you to max out a Gigabit connection ?
    The money you will spend trying to find an adapter for the laptop you could just buy a usb 3 portable hdd and use that to transfer stuff.
     
  8. DAKnn

    DAKnn MDL Novice

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    what model laptop?
     
  9. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    that can be very helpful indeed. Was about to ask the same question.

    Yes, some wifi can be replaced/changed etc.
     
  10. Waterhead1234

    Waterhead1234 MDL Novice

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    If this laptop is old enough to have a 10/100 NIC, it may have a PCMCIA/PC Card/Cardbus slot. If so, I see gigabit NICs on ebay starting at $8.
     
  11. log1cman

    log1cman MDL Novice

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    Post the laptop model.