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Can I disable the integrated wi-fi adapter on my pavilion 510-p020 and replace it with an external wi-fi adapter. If yes any suggestions for a good External wi-fi adapter. Also, any site I can visit for instructions for the replacement?

Thanks for all the help.

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Hi:

 

Is there a reason you want to disable the Intel 3165 AC wifi adapter?

 

That is a pretty good model.

 

If you want to upgrade it to an AX model this one should work...

 

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 ax 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.0 MU-MIMO M.2 2230 non-vPro   HP part # L35282-005.

 

You can find the card on eBay.  Search by the HP part number, not the model of the wifi card.

 

External wifi adapters are USB, so you just plug one into one of your PC's USB ports.

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Hi:

 

Is there a reason you want to disable the Intel 3165 AC wifi adapter?

 

That is a pretty good model.

 

If you want to upgrade it to an AX model this one should work...

 

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 ax 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.0 MU-MIMO M.2 2230 non-vPro   HP part # L35282-005.

 

You can find the card on eBay.  Search by the HP part number, not the model of the wifi card.

 

External wifi adapters are USB, so you just plug one into one of your PC's USB ports.

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Thanks Paul for a quick response. Reason for change, Intermittently when I try to log into the internet I get no response (that's when I click on the MS EDGE Icon)  My laptop is working just fine. Can't seem to find any other reason for this problem.   Sometimes I have no problem for a day or 2. Desktop has a few years on it.

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You're very welcome.

 

You could try updating the wifi drivers to the latest version, and see if that helps.

 

First one listed on the left side of the page.

 

Windows® 10 and Windows 11* Wi-Fi Drivers for Intel® Wireless Adapters

 

The problem you are describing doesn't seem to be related to the wifi card though.

 

Usually a problematic wifi card has connection issues...as in you cannot connect to the network at all, or the wireless connection is sporadic (connects and disconnects).

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Hi Paul, Thanks for your continued help. I tried updating the driver, did not help. Actually The problem I'm having is more inline to your description of a faulty wi-fi adapter. In any case I will try the suggested driver.  

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You're very welcome.

 

If you don't want to replace the internal wifi card, an equivalent external USB wifi adapter with Bluetooth to the Intel 3165 AC would be one like this...

 

Amazon.com: USB WiFi Bluetooth Adapter, 600Mbps Dual Band 2.4/5Ghz Wireless Network External Receive...

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Thanks for the adapter suggestion. I believe that's where I'm headed. 

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Anytime.

 

Glad to have been of assistance.

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