Thank you all in advance for any and all thoughts, recommendations, etc…
and I apologize in advance if this is a ridiculous question…
After messing around with just about every setting on my laptop, and still having internet connection issues, I think I am left with having to replace my wifi card. I have an Acer Nitro AN515-42, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx 2.00 GHz. Windows 10 Home. The network card is a Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A Wireless Network Adapter.
My question is:
Is it safe from a security standpoint to buy a used replacement card? I am not opposed to buying a new one, but doing a fast, quick search online, it seems that used ones are predominant.
Do I need to worry about malicious code, software, etc. that could be hidden or embedded in a used wifi card? Is that even a thing or am I just being paranoid?
Thanks again for the help, thoughts and opinions!