04-22-2017 04:42 PM
I'm having problems with my pavilion 17-G192DX. when I have the wifi on, it works for about 10 minutes, then basically shuts down my home network - TV locks up, no other computers can access the internet. As soon as I turn the wifi off, everything goes back to normal. HP troubleshooting can find nothing...when the thing is working, that is. I'd like to upgradethe wifi card with a dual band unit? I'm thinking the Intel 7260 2x2. Will that work in this computer? Any other options? P/N is V0Q01UA.
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04-22-2017 05:22 PM
Yes you can install any wireless card of the right form factor which for your laptop is an M.2 adapter. See the Manual here:
The 7260ac is a mini-pcie card and is not compatible but you could MAYBE install an Intel 8260ac card:
Start on p. 31 with removal of the back cover and read through p. 39.
The hesitation is that, to install a dual band card you must have 2 antennae and on some HP models with lower-end wireless cards there is only one. So if you want to do this I recommend open it first and count antennae. If two, you can install the card linked above, which will perform as well as any wireless card you can buy.
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05-02-2017 02:06 PM
I ordered the dual band replacement WLAN module P/N 784644-005 listed in the table on page 38 of the manual. A little over 6 bucks on ebay. Removing the back was interesting, but finally got it off. The computer I have had only one antenna, so I hooked it up to the main plug (i.e. not the one that said "AUX) on the card. Put it back together, fired it up, and the 5G channel came through just fine, as well as the 2.4 G. So you don't need 2 antennae - one works just fine.
Thanks for all the information! Very helpful.
05-03-2017 08:55 AM
Just for the record two antennae are needed for full performance of the 802.11ac device. When we say you need 2 antennae it means you need 2 for it to work as designed. Users have reported dropped signals and slow performance with only one. But if your only goal is to be able to receive a 5 ghz signal at all, it will "work".