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May i know what wifi card is compatible with my laptop model

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Hi, im using hp pavillion 14-ab025tx. May i know if its PCIE or NGFF M.2 type? Can you recommend me few compatible type of dual band wifi card for my laptop? Thanks 

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Hi:

 

The parts list for your notebook indicates that it comes with a Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi and BlueTooth 4.0 M.2 combination WLAN adapter.

 

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That probably means that there is only one wifi antenna wire connected to the Broadcom wifi card.

 

There is only one dual band AC wifi card you can upgrade to when your notebook only has one antenna wire, where both the wifi and bluetooth will work, and that is this one...

 

Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported) HP part # L17365-005.

 

You can find this model on eBay, or Ali Express,

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=L17365-005&_sacat=0&_sop=15

 

The card will have the same 72 MBPS throughput as the original wifi card on the 2.4 GHz wifi band, but on the 5.0 GHz wifi band, it will have a max throughput of 433 MBPS when you have an AC router with an excellent wifi signal strength.

 

Another forum member located in Malaysia bought the card from this seller...

 

Hengli AC Wireless Network Card RTL8821CE Up to 433M Bluetooth 4.2 WIFI Support 802.11 A/B/N/AC Prot...

 

Below is the link to the service manual, where you can find the wifi card removal and replacement procedure...

 

c04632231.pdf (hp.com)

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Thanks 👍

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You're very welcome.

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i have just installed the wifi card and it does not have dual band. Performance and speed is still the same.  Is there others that is dual band that is compatible with my laptop? Is these 2 compatible?

https://shopee.com.my/2100Mbps-Wireless-Wifi-Network-Card-Bluetooth-5.0-Dual-Band-2.4G-5G-Intel-9260...  and 

https://shopee.com.my/HP-Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-N-7265-802.11agn-Bluetooth-4.0-Wifi-Card-756748-00... 

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If you bought this card on the link you posted, it is definitely dual band.

 

Hengli AC Wireless Network Card RTL8821CE Up to 433M Bluetooth 4.2 WIFI Support 802.11 A/B/N/AC Prot...

 

All AC wifi cards are dual band.

 

Do you see the model RTL8821CE listed under the network adapters device manager category?

 

If so, you got the right card and it is dual band.

 

Did you install the latest wifi and bluetooth drivers for the card?

 

If not, you may want to.

 

Wifi:

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp112501-113000/sp112619.exe

 

Bluetooth:

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp111501-112000/sp111899.exe

 

I cannot recommend any other card because your notebook only has one antenna wire and none of the dual band cards will work right with only one antenna wire.

 

Here are several posts where you can see that the RTL8821CE is definitely a dual band AC card...

 

Solved: Replacing WLAN module (RTL8723BE 802.11 bgn ) of notebook 15... - HP Support Community - 796...

 

Solved: 5GHz WiFi Adapter upgrade - HP Support Community - 7845043

 

Solved: HP Pavillion 27 All in one Wifi adapter upgrade - HP Support Community - 7818058

 

Solved: Replace WiFi Card in 15-ba029ng with 5ghz Wifi Card - Page 2 - HP Support Community - 780364...

 

Solved: Replace WIFI card (15BS015DX) - HP Support Community - 7798295

 

Solved: Upgrade wifi to 5ghz? hp 15-bs115dx - HP Support Community - 7792268

 

I think I have proved my point well enough...but I can find more if you insist.

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I see. Alright will update the driver and see if it can detect 5g. Thanks 

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