If you're having trouble connecting to the internet, your laptop's wireless card may be to blame. There are several signs that can indicate your laptop needs a new wireless card.
1.Available Networks Not DisplayedA telltale sign of a faulty Wi-Fi adapter is that the available networks are not displayed. If you're not seeing any networks, it's likely that your wireless card is not working properly.
2.Check Device ManagerDevice Manager is a Windows tool that allows you to see all the hardware that your computer has installed. Your Wi-Fi card should appear in the Device Manager, under the Network Adapters tab. If you don't see your card in the list, your computer won't be able to recognize that the card is there. This is likely because the card doesn't have the correct drivers installed, or because those drivers are corrupt.
Mac OSX users can use System Profiler, which does pretty much the same job as Device Manager.
3.Slow Internet SpeedsIf you're experiencing slow internet speeds, it could be due to a faulty wireless card. If your laptop is connected to a network but you're still having trouble loading webpages or streaming videos, it could be an indication that your wireless card needs to be replaced.
4.Intermittent ConnectivityIf your laptop keeps dropping its connection to the internet, it could be due to a faulty wireless card.
Intermittent connectivity can be caused by a number of factors, but if you've ruled out other potential causes, it's likely that your wireless card needs to be replaced.
5.Poor RangeIf you're having trouble connecting to the internet from certain areas of your home or office, it could be due to a weak signal from your wireless card. Poor range can also be caused by other factors such as interference from other devices or walls blocking the signal, but if you've ruled out these potential causes, it's likely that your wireless card needs to be replaced. If you're seeing any of these five signs, it's likely that your laptop needs a new wireless card.
Replacing a wireless card is relatively easy and inexpensive, and can help improve your internet connection and speed.