Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Snakse

8 posts

Wannabe Geek


#311650 4-Feb-2024 16:51
Send private message quote this post

Hey guys,

 

I'm looking to upgrade the PCIE Wifi adapter in my PC - it's a Realtek 8821CE, pretty standard/old as far as I can see and only supports up to 802.11ac. I have a Asus AX85BT ready to install.

 

Basically my question is around removing the Realtek, because I haven't done it before, there's 1000 videos installing new adapters but none about removing old ones first, and I see loads of people having issues when installing the new adapter and having it conflict with the old device etc.

 

I feel like it's a dumb question now, but should I go Device Manager > Uninstall etc. etc. before physically removing the Realtek card? Any other tips you could give would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks a lot, cheers.


Create new topic
SpartanVXL
1013 posts

Uber Geek


  #3190482 4-Feb-2024 17:36
Send private message quote this post

If theres no realtek driver software in control panel -> programs that you can un-install, go and check device manager and see what driver is there and go from there.

Theres generally little issue doing this then removing and putting in the new card and installing its drivers (if window’s doesn’t go and do it for you automatically).

 
 
 

Shop Mighty Ape for electronics, games, computers books and more (affiliate link).
Snakse

8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #3190501 4-Feb-2024 19:39
Send private message quote this post

Cheers mate. Will give it a crack now.


Create new topic





News and reviews »

One New Zealand Extends 3G Switch-off Date
Posted 11-Apr-2024 08:56


Amazon Echo Hub Review
Posted 10-Apr-2024 18:57


Epson Launches New Versatile A4 Desktop Scanners
Posted 10-Apr-2024 15:31


Motorola Mobility Launches New Android Phones in New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2024 14:59


Logitech G Unveils the PRO X 60 Gaming Keyboard
Posted 9-Apr-2024 19:01


Logitech Unveils Signature Slim Keyboard and Combo
Posted 9-Apr-2024 13:33


ExpressVPN Launches Aircove Go Portable Router With Built-in VPN
Posted 26-Mar-2024 21:25


Shure MoveMic Review
Posted 25-Mar-2024 12:47


reMarkable 2 Launches at JB Hi-Fi New Zealand
Posted 20-Mar-2024 08:36


Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review
Posted 19-Mar-2024 11:37


Google Nest Wifi Pro Review
Posted 16-Mar-2024 11:28


Samsung Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:41


Cricut EasyPress Mini Zen Blue launches at Spotlight New Zealand
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:32


Logitech Introduces MX Brio Webcam
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:24


HP Unveils Broadest Consumer Portfolio of AI-Enhanced Laptops
Posted 3-Mar-2024 18:09









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.