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Upgrading the wireless card on my HP Pavilion p6654y

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HP Pavilion p6654y BT551AA
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

My computer's internet connection is very slow and I would like to upgrade to a better wireless card to take full advantage of my router's 802.11ac signal. I almost bought an Asus PCE-AC55BT, but upon further research into other options, I found someone say that HP puts restrictions on the types of different components and peripherials that will work with their machines, is this true?


If it is, how do I find an option that will work? I see that they sell wireless adapters use USB 3.0, but my computer only has USB 2.0 ports. I'd rather get something that uses a PCIe x1 slot and has an antennae base that can sit on my desk instead of buried underneath.


Anyones help would be greatly aappreciated,



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>>> HP puts restrictions on the types of different components and peripherials 



That's true on many older laptops, I can't find this on desktop but your machine has


Expansion Slots
  • 1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
  • 3 PCI Express x1 slots
  • 1 PCI Express x1 minicard slot

(The last slot is for the existing wireless card).


That means your machine has at least one  PCI Express x1 slot free and you can use it for something similar to:


or even USB dongle (USB 3.0 is ok).





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