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We never recommend replacing your wireless adapter. And in this case, the risks far outweigh the possible benefits.
The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 and the older 3165 have very similar features (one could say that the 3168 is just a revision of the 3165).
If you are looking for an upgrade adapter, then our recommendation will be to check with your computer manufacturer for pre-approved upgrade parts. And if possible, to purchase the replacement directly from them. For more information on why we advice against this, you may review the following article:
- Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel® Wireless Adapter?
We hope this information helps.
Dear Carlos A.,
You are right. Not worth the risk and hassle. Thank you for the advice.