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Can I upgrade my HP Pavilion 23-h024 network adapter to support 802.11ac?

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Our wifi at work is extremely slow and the technician who came out told us that we have a router with 5GHz capabilities. My boss is wondering if our PCs will support an upgrade on the network card before we spend the money to do so. Is there anywhere that can tell me which cards are compatible with our PCs? Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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erico
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Upgrading an AIO PC is much more difficult than a normal desktop PC. 

 

The simplest way to upgrade your AIO PC would be to upgrade with a usb 802.11AC wifi adapter.  The installed wifi mini PCIe wifi adapter uses the 1x1 antenna setup built into your PC. Your PC is not capable of being upgraded to a wifi adapter with 2x2 data stream capability. You would need that upgrade capability, but your PC does not have it.

 

I have a collection of usb wifi adapters for my own use.  My preferred usb adapter is the ASUS USB-AC56.

 

Do be aware you will also have to upgrade the wifi router to one capable of bradcasting your SSID at  2.4 & 5Ghz  with the 802.11ac specification.

 

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I updated some of the information in this post. See the second paragraph. 

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erico
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Upgrading an AIO PC is much more difficult than a normal desktop PC. 

 

The simplest way to upgrade your AIO PC would be to upgrade with a usb 802.11AC wifi adapter.  The installed wifi mini PCIe wifi adapter uses the 1x1 antenna setup built into your PC. Your PC is not capable of being upgraded to a wifi adapter with 2x2 data stream capability. You would need that upgrade capability, but your PC does not have it.

 

I have a collection of usb wifi adapters for my own use.  My preferred usb adapter is the ASUS USB-AC56.

 

Do be aware you will also have to upgrade the wifi router to one capable of bradcasting your SSID at  2.4 & 5Ghz  with the 802.11ac specification.

 

@helpmepickone

I updated some of the information in this post. See the second paragraph. 

Don't forget to click on the green Accept as Solution button if I helped you solve your issue.
Click on the Yes button if my assistance was helpful and you would like to say thanks!
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helpmepickone
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Thank you for the suggestion. I am going to recommend that to the boss!

 

If we do decide to go this route, is there any additional step we need to take to make it work? Or is it plug n play?

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I just saw your updated post.

 

...Does this mean that we could still use the usb adapter? I was a bit confused by the wording :indifferent:

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