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23q133w wireless card upgrade

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Would like to upgrade wireless card (792204-001) to dual band.

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You're very welcome.

 

Yes, a SSD will really make a difference over a mechanical hard drive.

 

The specs for your PC indicate that it has a 3.5" hard drive, so you will need a 3.5" to 2.5" caddy to mount the smaller SSD if that is the case.

 

Before installing the replacement card, go to the windows control panel>programs>uninstall a program.

 

If there is any Realtek bluetooth software installed, uninstall it.

 

Then to to the device manager and uninstall both the Realtek bluetooth and Realtek wifi adapters, and check the uninstall driver box.

 

Shut down, unplug the PC, and install the replacement card.

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Hi:

 

How many antenna wires does your PC have connected to the Realtek 8723BE wifi card in there now...one or two?

 

 

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Hi:

 

I recommend this card for your model...

 

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Wireless-Ac-9260-2230-Gigabit/dp/B079QH5KW1

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Hi Paul, thank you for your help. I have upgraded the cpu to i5-4590T and added more ram. My last upgrade will be a ssd and this wifi upgrade is just the icing on the cake. Thanks again!!

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You're very welcome.

 

Yes, a SSD will really make a difference over a mechanical hard drive.

 

The specs for your PC indicate that it has a 3.5" hard drive, so you will need a 3.5" to 2.5" caddy to mount the smaller SSD if that is the case.

 

Before installing the replacement card, go to the windows control panel>programs>uninstall a program.

 

If there is any Realtek bluetooth software installed, uninstall it.

 

Then to to the device manager and uninstall both the Realtek bluetooth and Realtek wifi adapters, and check the uninstall driver box.

 

Shut down, unplug the PC, and install the replacement card.

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You answered my next question about how to install it. Thanks for all your help, I just ordered the wifi card from Amazon and will give it a whirl when it arrives.

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Anytime.

 

Glad to have been of assistance.

 

W10 should automatically install the drivers for the wifi and bluetooth, and once that is done, you can get the latest drivers from Intel at the link below.

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/99445/Intel-Wireless-AC-9260

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One other word of caution...

 

Those wires are very thin/small and delicate, and so are the terminals on the wifi card.

 

I thought it would be easy to replace an Intel 7265 AC wifi card with the 9260 so I could have double the throughput.

 

The card was mounted on a PCIe x1 adapter that is used for internal wifi on desktop PC's.

 

Well, I just went in there like gangbusters, using just my fingers, tried to disconnect the cables from the terminals, and the doggone terminals of the wifi card broke off, and got stuck into those miniscule antenna connectors on the cables.

 

It took me an hour with a jeweler's loupe, tweezers, needles, etc, to gouge and pry the broken terminals out of the antenna connectors on the cables.

 

Fortunately, I didn't break the cables.

 

So, here is a video for a notebook PC (which I found afterward of course), for how to properly detach an antenna cable from a M.2 wifi card.  It is for a notebook PC, but the same method to remove the cables would apply.

 

https://www.supportvideos.ext.hp.com/detail/video/5976309731001/how-to-replace-the-wireless-module-f...

 

 

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