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Hi, pardon me for my bad english

Im planning to upgrade my wifi card to faster wifi 6 intel ax200.

After searching in the community, I found that some hp laptops are still affected by BIOS whitelist, despite the fact that hp has lifted it since 2016.

Is my laptop compatible with this wifi card and does anyone know which laptop are still affected by the whitelist?

Thanks

 

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Hi:

 

HP does not release any info regarding which notebooks have whitelists and which do not.

 

I'm pretty sure your notebook does not have a BIOS whitelist, but where you got that 2016 date from is anyone's guess.

 

This is what I know about the BIOS whitelist issue based on years of research...

 

All HP notebooks made in 2011 or earlier have BIOS whitelists.

 

A few models with the Intel 3rd gen core processors made in 2012 did not have BIOS whitelists.

 

Most notebooks with the Intel 4th gen processors made in 2013 or later don't have BIOS whitelists.

 

Most notebooks with AMD processors made after 2013 do not have BIOS whitelists with a few exceptions.

 

The only Intel notebooks that I know that have BIOS whitelists made in 2014 - 2015 are the 15-acXXX model series and the 15-aeXXX model series.

 

The major issue facing most notebooks made after 2013 is that on the ones with single band wifi antenna cables, there is almost always only one wifi antenna cable, and that makes choosing an upgraded wifi card very difficult.

 

So if you upgrade to a dual band wifi card when your notebook only has one antenna cable, the bluetooth won't work.

 

There is only one dual band AC M.2 wifi card that works with only one antenna.

 

The good news is the parts list for your notebook indicates that it comes with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 wifi adapter, and that has to work with two antenna cables.

 

So, you should be able to upgrade to the AX200, but it must be the non-vPro version of the card.

 

Below is the link to the service manual, where you can find the wifi card removal and replacement procedure.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06172090

 

I cannot 100% guarantee the card will work but it should.

 

If you decide to go for it, please reply back with the results.

 

That is the only way we can help others that have the same model series notebooks regarding wifi card upgrades.

 

 

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Hi:

 

HP does not release any info regarding which notebooks have whitelists and which do not.

 

I'm pretty sure your notebook does not have a BIOS whitelist, but where you got that 2016 date from is anyone's guess.

 

This is what I know about the BIOS whitelist issue based on years of research...

 

All HP notebooks made in 2011 or earlier have BIOS whitelists.

 

A few models with the Intel 3rd gen core processors made in 2012 did not have BIOS whitelists.

 

Most notebooks with the Intel 4th gen processors made in 2013 or later don't have BIOS whitelists.

 

Most notebooks with AMD processors made after 2013 do not have BIOS whitelists with a few exceptions.

 

The only Intel notebooks that I know that have BIOS whitelists made in 2014 - 2015 are the 15-acXXX model series and the 15-aeXXX model series.

 

The major issue facing most notebooks made after 2013 is that on the ones with single band wifi antenna cables, there is almost always only one wifi antenna cable, and that makes choosing an upgraded wifi card very difficult.

 

So if you upgrade to a dual band wifi card when your notebook only has one antenna cable, the bluetooth won't work.

 

There is only one dual band AC M.2 wifi card that works with only one antenna.

 

The good news is the parts list for your notebook indicates that it comes with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 wifi adapter, and that has to work with two antenna cables.

 

So, you should be able to upgrade to the AX200, but it must be the non-vPro version of the card.

 

Below is the link to the service manual, where you can find the wifi card removal and replacement procedure.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06172090

 

I cannot 100% guarantee the card will work but it should.

 

If you decide to go for it, please reply back with the results.

 

That is the only way we can help others that have the same model series notebooks regarding wifi card upgrades.

 

 

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Hi, just received and installed my ax200 wifi card. Working perfectly.

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That is great news.

 

Thanks for letting us know the results.

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