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Hi.  I have an HP 15-ab283nr which I believe has an RTL8723BE wireless + bluetooth adapter.  I'm trying to understand what options I have to switch that out for something with a 5 ghz option.  From what I've read around here, I believe my options are somewhat limited.  I think I only have a single antenna which means I can't install a dual band with bluetooth?  Am I correct that I may be limited to an L17365-005 like the following?

 

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

 

 

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Hi:

 

That is correct.

 

When your notebook only has one antenna wire, the only card you can upgrade to where both the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will work with would be the RTL8821CE.

 

If you want to install an Intel dual band card, you have two options:

 

Live without Bluetooth and connect the single antenna wire to the Intel card's 'Main' antenna terminal.

 

Order the antenna kit listed in chapter 3 of your notebook's service manual, completely disassemble the notebook including the display panel and properly run the second antenna wire so you have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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Hi:

 

That is correct.

 

When your notebook only has one antenna wire, the only card you can upgrade to where both the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will work with would be the RTL8821CE.

 

If you want to install an Intel dual band card, you have two options:

 

Live without Bluetooth and connect the single antenna wire to the Intel card's 'Main' antenna terminal.

 

Order the antenna kit listed in chapter 3 of your notebook's service manual, completely disassemble the notebook including the display panel and properly run the second antenna wire so you have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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Thanks for the confirmation and help!  I was able to find and install the RTL8821CE adapter and get much improved speeds over the original adapter.

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You're very welcome.

 

Below is the link to the latest Wi-Fi driver HP has for that model card:

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp142501-143000/sp142614.exe 

 

The above driver will install version 2024.10.227.2, 08/18/2022

 

 

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