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Looking for a good wireless AC USB adapter for an Early 2014 MacBook Pro

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Looking for a good wireless AC USB adapter for an Early 2014 MacBook Pro

It seems the unit's got two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps) so just in case the internal wifi adapter is really kaput, I may need to get an inexpensive but high quality wifi usb adapter.

Daughter is complaining her wifi is out. I told her to go through these things and see if her wifi adapter will start to work again:
https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac/f ... c-3605043/

Going to have to check the unit while she is back home during reading week.
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Did this happen suddenly?

Is the card detected by the OS?

Does Bluetooth work?

Wifi and Bluetooth functionality are provided by a single plug-in card that can be easily replaced. Before replacing the card, I would create a backup, erase and reinstall the os, and test the wifi. If it still doesn't work, get a replacement card from Amazon: (https://www.amazon.ca/Padarsey-Replacem ... 5690392011).

A usb AC dongle is going to cost a lot more and not be as good.
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ya, better to replace the card.
USB sucks

taking it out isn't difficult

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