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ajitgoel
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HP ENVY 700-230qe Wireless Card replacement

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HP ENVY 700-230qe
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I'm sick and tired of this worthless RalinkRT3290 that came inside the HP ENVY 700-230qe desktop.  I have tried everything including numerous driver upgrades/downgrades and power configurations to find the most stable platform. The meximum speed that I am getting is 0.4 MBPS while a laptop next to the desktop shows 12 MBPS.

 

Can anyone suggested a network card to upgrade to?

 

Thanks

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

If your PC currently has two antennas connected to the Ralink wifi card...

 

If you have, or plan to get an AC router...

 

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.0    HP part # 710661-001

 

If you have a dual band wireless N router...

 

Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260AN 802.11 a/b/g/n 2x2 WiFi + BT4.0   HP part # 717381-001

 

Either card is readily available on Amazon or eBay and have W7/W8.1/W10 driver support.

 

You can probably pick one up for less than $25 new and less for used but tested and working,

 

Search by the HP part number, not the model of the wifi card.

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Thanks @Paul_Tikkanen,
I have neither Dual band wireless N router(I have Netgear WNR834B v2 router ) nor have two antennas connected to the Ralink Wifi Card.
In this case, what would wireless card would you suggest? When buying the wireless card, is there a dependency on the motherboard or does it just depend on the Operating system? I have windows 10 Os on my desktop.
Would you suggest a Wifi Dongle like TP-Link N150 Wireless Nano USB Adapter (TL-WN725N)?

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You're very welcome.

 

In that case, I would get an external usb wireless network adapter that is supported in W10.

 

The one you posted does not indicate support for W10, but has a majority of good reviews.

 

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-N150-Wireless-Adapter-TL-WN725N/dp/B008IFXQFU

 

So, either look into the reviews above and find that reviewers have stated it is supported running W10, or look for another model.

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