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About Wifi Card Replacement

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HP 14 AM030TX
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My wifi card is not working properly and has a very low range, I am planning to replace my wifi card.

What things shall I consider before buying a new wifi card? 

Which wifi card should I use?


Device description: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi M.2 

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Your notebook only has one antenna cable connected to the Broadcom card in there now.


You should be able to upgrade to the Realtek RTL8821CE AC wifi adapter which can work with one antenna cable.


Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported)

HP Part # L17365-005.


That card has the same throughput (72 MBPS) as the BCM43142 on the 2.4 GHz wifi band, and 433 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC router...150 MBPS with a dual band N router.

Unfortunately, that card has been on back order for months at the HP Parts Store, but you can find several of them listed for sale on eBay.

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