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03-11-2023 06:27 PM
I believe that your notebook only comes with one wifi antenna wire.
You can open it up to confirm my suspicion.
If your notebook only has one Wi-Fi antenna wire it will not support a dual band Wi-Fi card.
Your notebook lacking a M.2 Wi-Fi card slot (it has the older style Half Mini Card (HMC) slot) will not support a mainstream M.2 AX Wi-Fi card.
If your notebook only has one antenna wire, you will have to add a second Wi-Fi antenna wire which would entail finding the antenna kit listed in chapter 3 of your notebook's service manual and completely disassembling the notebook including the display panel to properly run a second antenna.
The type of AX Wi-Fi card you would need (assuming your notebook has two antenna wires), would be something like this:
03-12-2023 06:12 AM
Thank you for your swift reply.
Yes, on disassembling the machine I can see that it has only one antenna fitted. I'm having trouble locating one under the part number in the manual; is it possible that it is known by another number (the single-antenna has DQ6R15G1200 on it for instance)?
03-12-2023 06:41 AM
You're very welcome.
According to the product specs for your notebook it does not have a touch screen.
The antenna kit which includes both antenna wires (you only need to install the one that is missing), can be found in chapter 3 on page 31 of the service manual.
Antenna Kit (includes left and right wireless antenna cables and transceivers and screws) for HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC
HP part # 762518-001
HP does not sell the kit you need, and unfortunately, I would have no idea where one could be purchased from.
You can check on eBay perhaps.
03-18-2023 10:37 AM
Just to finish this off.
In the end I went for a 802.11ac card as I found one for £8 on eBay. I also found a replacement antenna pair that were actually from an HP Envy, but fitted just fine, for the princely sum of £5 from eBay. It's a bit of a faff replacing the antenna, especially around the hinge area, but do-able.
So a great improvement for £12. Very happy with that! 😁
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