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replacement of intel M.2 1216 soldered down wifi adapter

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The wifi adapter in my Xiao Mi Pro is intel 8265 soldered down.
As stated in intel's product specification, the form factor of soldered down intel wifi adapter is M.2 1216 (the right one in the picture).
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After google I found there is anther M.2 1216 wifi, sparklan WNSQ-261, with the chipset Atheros qca617:

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So is it possible to replace Intel wifi adapter with the sparklan WNSQ-261?
Any one know is there any other M.2 1216 wifi adapters?
 
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I'm in the same boat. I don't know if that chip is compatible, but imagine it is: are you capable of unsoldering the old card and then soldering the new one back in?...
 

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The wifi adapter in my Xiao Mi Pro is intel 8265 soldered down.
As stated in intel's product specification, the form factor of soldered down intel wifi adapter is M.2 1216 (the right one in the picture).
View attachment 311781

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After google I found there is anther M.2 1216 wifi, sparklan WNSQ-261, with the chipset Atheros qca617:

View attachment 311783
So is it possible to replace Intel wifi adapter with the sparklan WNSQ-261?
Any one know is there any other M.2 1216 wifi adapters?
I'm in the same boat. I don't know if that chip is compatible, but imagine it is: are you capable of unsoldering the old card and then soldering the new one back in?...
No support for that Atheros device anyway.
 
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