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HP Pavillion N278TX
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Hi,

 

My Laptop Model - HP Pavilion 15 n278tx

 

Core i5-4200U

8GB RAM

Nvidia GT840m Graphics

Windows 8.1 64bit.

 

Laptop came with a Ralink RT3290 Wifi card, and I'm facing issues with it. I'm hoping to upgrade to INTEL 7260 Dual Band network card. Will it support my BIOS? And I have read about BIOS whitelist. I would like to know more.

 

Also I would appreciate if anyone suggest some good wifi cards if the above mentiones card is not supported.

 

Thank You.

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Good news: no whitelist

 

Possible bad news: on HP laptops shipped with "budget" wireless cards, HP often only installed a single wireless antenna which effectively hampers meaningful upgrade. 

 

So, before proceeding we need to have you open her up and count the wireless antennae. Easy to do on your model. 

 

See p. 44 here:

 

Manual

 

Once you let us know (2 or 1)if it's 2 we can find you a 7260ac card to install. About $25 on amazon.com

 

 

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Hi,

 

Thanks for the prompt reply. As I checked, it has two antennas connected to the wifi card. Please refer the image I have attched. Appreciate if you can send me some links in Ebay, because shipping not supported to my country through amazon.20170401_001708.jpg

 

Thanks.

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What is your country and I will find you one on local eBay if possible. 

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My country is Sri Lanka.

 

I found a listing. Would you please follow the link below and check whether it is the exact card?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Wireless-AC-7260-7260HMW-802-11AC-Dual-Band-BT4-0-PCIe-Half-Mini-Wifi-...

 

Thanks.

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Yes that will work. 

 

If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Sure I will. And thanks for the solution.

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Well you gave yourself the Solution. Thanks. 

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