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krayg91b
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WiFi upgrade?

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Is it possible to upgrade the WiFi in my PC? I'd like to be able to take advantage of the newer wifi technology without having to compeletely upgrade my PC

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erico
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Yes

 

You can upgrade the wifi.

 

The simplest method would be to purchase an 802.11AC wifi USB dongle.

 

Another method would be to  open the AIO PC and replace the half mini PCIe BT+wifi adapter with an 802.11ac  + BT adapter.

 

 

 




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Erico- thank you for the response. I have a USB Dongle right now but with the very limited number of USB ports I am hesitant to use it consistently. I also have to constantly check and double check the WiFi connection because the base WiFi and the dongle fight over which is connected. 

Do you have any suggestions about the adapter you mentioned? 

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You could always go into the Device Manager or Settings-->Network & Internet --> WI-FI and disable the onboard adapter.

 

Those silly adapters would stop fighting fight away.  :TongueOut:

 

I will look back at the source I was perusing.

 

Done!

 

NewEgg.com has replacement WIFI + BT mini PCIe adapters that will do just what you want. The nice thing is that they are cheap.  Here is a link to the page. My own preference is the Intel adapters. Broadcom and Railink adapters can

 be a pain.

 




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I see a lot of chips from intel and have no idea what one I should use

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@krayg91bI was too quick on the draw. The other card was not a wifi + Bluetooth combo card.

 

The following card is a cmbo wifi + BT for $18.00

https://www.newegg.com/global/nl/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4RE5N64970

 

Drivers for Windows 10

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/83635/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-7265




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IMG_0894.JPGIMG_0895.JPGI need to find a new card that will match this pin profile. The 7265NGW that I bought won't fit into the slot in the PC. Can you help?

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That is a mini- PCIe type wifi card. Interesting that it is not as shown or described in the manual.

 

 I will look further at this tomorrow.

 

It is after 11PM in my region of the world.

 

It is puzzling that the module won't fit.

 

The following image is the module that the HP PartSurfer shows as compatible. It is an 802.11ac wifi module.  It has the same keying for the slot that the Intel unit does.

 

wifi module.jpg

 

 

partsurfer_module.jpg




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