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HP Pavilion All-in-One - 23-p120t CTO

I have a duel band WIF 1 gig router but my onboard  WIFI adapter is a single band,  Reaktex RTL8723BE 802.11 (bgn). Can I update this internal adapter to a duel band? If  so, What is a good adapter to purchase?

 

Thanks

 

Bill

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Hi, Bill:

 

Your PC has the old-style M.2 HMC Wi-Fi card form factor.

 

The parts list indicates that your PC has two antenna wires connected to the Realtek Wi-Fi card currently installed.

 

HP PartSurfer

 

743085-001
Antenna - (2x2/Cmbo), L155mm, R405mm, Lavender

 

If the parts list is correct, you should be able to update to this model Wi-Fi adapter.

 

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

 

The card has a maximum throughput of 867 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi band.

 

You should be able to find the above model card on eBay.

 

Search by the HP part number not the model of the Wi-Fi card.

 

The hardware reference guide has the procedure to open up the PC.

 

There is no procedure to remove and replace the Wi-Fi adapter, but you generally carefully detach the two thin and delicate antenna wires connected to it, remove the retaining screw, the card should pop up on a slight angle.

 

Remove the card, install the new card, screw it down and reattach the antenna wires.

 

HP Pavilion All-in-One - 23-p120t CTO Manuals | HP® Customer Support

 

You may want to open up the PC and ensure that there are two antenna wires present because the dual band card will not work properly without two antenna wires.

 

On notebook PC's that come with that model Realtek Wi-Fi adapter, there is normally only one antenna wire present.

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