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Upgrade wifi card

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Does anyone know if i'm able to upgrade my wifi card to 5ghz AC. 

HP Pavilion 15-e009AX

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@itsJENmofo 

 

Your machine was built around 2013 therefore due to the whitelist, the chance to upgrade to new wifi card is none. Please use the following option

 

     https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Networking/Adapters/67965-USB-AC53-NANO

 

There are many similar adapters around and cheaper too.

 

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Was afraid this was the case. I have a faulty usb port and currently use an adapter, i was hoping to free up 1 of my working ports.  Thanks for the Info. 

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Hi, @itsJENmofo 

 

Your notebook's model series does not have a BIOS whitelist.

 

I cannot find any specs on it though.

 

You can upgrade the internal wifi card in your model to a dual band AC adapter, but before I give you a replacement card recommendation with the HP part number, I need to know if your notebook has an Intel core or AMD processor.

 

Intel cards generally don't work in older notebooks like yours with AMD processors, so you have to use a certain model Broadcom AC card for the AMD models.

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It has an AMD A6-5200 processor. 

The current wifi card is a Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn if that is of any help

Thankyou

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You're very welcome.

 

There should be two wifi antenna cables connected to the Ralink wifi card in there now.

 

Upgrading to a dual band card will require two antenna cables.

 

I will give you these two options -- one for AC and one for dual band N--only for cost reasons...AC being more expensive.

 

Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 combo   HP part # 724935-001

 

Max throughput of 867 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC router

 

Broadcom BCM943228HMB 802.11 a/b/g/n 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 combo   HP part # 730668-001

 

Max throughput of 300 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz wifi band,

 

You should be able to find the cards on eBay.

 

Search by the HP part number, not the model of the wifi card.

 

Before installing the replacement card, go to the windows control panel>programs>uninstall a program.

 

If there is any Ralink bluetooth software installed, uninstall it.

 

Then to to the device manager and uninstall both the Ralink bluetooth and ralink wifi adapters and check the uninstall driver box.

 

Shut down, unplug the PC, remove the battery and install the replacement card.

 

 

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Thankyou so much. Exactly the information i was looking for. Even if theres only a 50% chance it works its worth trying for me as my 1 spare usb port isnt enough. Thanks again

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Anytime.

 

Glad to have been of assistance.

 

Please post back and let us know how your wifi card upgrade project went.

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