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Upgrade Wireless BCM43142 on HP Stream Mini 200-010

Product Name: Stream Mini 200-010
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I upgraded to Windows 10 and because of the location of my Residential Gateway (RG) I am limited to wireless. I would like to upgrade the wireless adapter to an AC class with bluetooth. I upgraded the drivers, but still have drop-outs.  Does anyone have a known good upgrade adapter? I replaced the adapter in my laptop and it now reliably connects on the 5g band without drop-outs.

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Re: Upgrade Wireless BCM43142 on HP Stream Mini 200-010

Sorry that didn't work.

 

I guess you will have to opt for the Broadcom AC card I posted, and if you just want the dual band N card, you can go for this one...

 

Broadcom BCM943228HMB 802.11abgn 2×2 Wi-Fi Adapter, Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

 

HP Part # 730668-001

 

You never did say if your PC has a Celeron or Pentium processor.

 

As I stated the other day, folks that tried an Intel 7260 wlan card in a notebook with a celeron or pentium processor...it doesn't work.

 

I have no idea why it doesn't.

 

An Intel 7260 AN worked just fine in my 350 G1 with the 4th gen core i3 when I replaced the stock broadcom card.

 

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Re: Upgrade Wireless BCM43142 on HP Stream Mini 200-010

Hi:

 

If it had a broadcom card in there, you might want to stick with the broadcom ac card.

 

Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

HP Part # 724935-001

 

Normally, I would recommend the Intel Dual band 7260 or 7265 AC wlan card with bluetooth, but someone on this forum installed one in a relatively new (less than a year old) HP notebook with a pentium processor and it didn't work.

 

That surprised me because I figured any intel wireless card would work on any new intel platform

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Re: Upgrade Wireless BCM43142 on HP Stream Mini 200-010

Thank you Paul, I will check it out and let you know.  I used an Intel 6235AN in my laptop and it fixed all of the issues.

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You're very welcome.

 

If the Intel 6235 worked then the 7265 or 7260 AC card will work too.

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Re: Upgrade Wireless BCM43142 on HP Stream Mini 200-010

Hi Paul, did a little research. The Broadcom BCM4352 is made by AzureWare, but there is a line: Fit all brand laptop, no include Dell/HP/Lenovo that adds to the confusion (probably translated).  Will it work with the Stream Mini.  AzureWare also makes the AW-CE123H and this designation also appears on the Broadcom card.  I sent an email to AzureWare to ask about compatibility.  I will let you know what I find out. If no response from Azureware, I will order the BCM4352 and give it a try.  I just hate to return merchandise.

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I agree with you about returning mdse (though other forum members have used that same card in their HP notebooks with no issues).

 

But if you are running an Intel 6235 in there right now, there is no reason you can't run an Intel 7260 or 7265 AC in there.

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Nice to know that, but the Intel chip was in a Dell laptop. I just use the Stream Mini for Netflix, Amazon Video and Dramafever streaming.

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Re: Upgrade Wireless BCM43142 on HP Stream Mini 200-010

Oh.

 

I thought you put that card in your Stream Mini.

 

If you want try that card in the mini and it works, go for the Intel 7260 or 7265.

 

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Umm good thinking. I have always liked Intel products, because they usually work. Maybe I will do the swap tomorrow and see. Thanks

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Re: Upgrade Wireless BCM43142 on HP Stream Mini 200-010

Please post back and let us know if it works.

 

I feel the same way.  All of my HP notebooks have Intel cards and the one that didn't, I put in a 7260 but the N version.

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