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Can I upgrade the wireless card to 802.11ac

Product Name: HP Pavilion 13-a200 x360 Convertible PC
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi,

 

There are several other posts, satisfactorily answering the exact same question, but all for the particular notebook model of the member who started that conversation. @huffer @

(i.e.: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/Can-I-upgrade-the-wireless-card-to-80... )

 

So, although I didn't want to flod the forum, unfortunately I needed to start another topic with the same question for my own particular notebook model.

 

I have a;

Product Name: HP Pavilion 13 x360 PC

Product No: L0B89EA#AB8

 

I also want to replace my wi-fi adapter with a "802.11 ac" type adapter.

As far as I can understand from the below photo of my notebooks internal board, I have two antennas already installed in my notebook.

 

So, can I upgrade and which brand/model Wi-Fi adapters (WLAN modules) can I purchase for this upgrade?

 

Many thanks and best regards,

Hakan

 

WLAN module.jpg

 

 

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Re: Can I upgrade the wireless card to 802.11ac

@OSHakan

 

The series supports the following wireless cards

 

Integrated wireless local area network (WLAN) options by way of wireless
module
Built-in WLAN antenna(s) (in display assembly)
Support for the following WLAN modules:
● Broadcom BCM43142HM 802.11 bgn 1×1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® 4.0 HMC Combo Adapter
● Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 802.11ac 1×1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter
Compatible with Miracast-certified devices

 

Please use part number  784638-005

 

Regards.

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Re: Can I upgrade the wireless card to 802.11ac

Hi,

 

There should be no whitelist for your model, so you can upgrade with ac module which you prefer.

 

If we look on page 2 of service manual we can see that ceratain models of the series your PC is part of came with ac wifi module and this module will definetely work with your PC.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04582281

 

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 802.11ac 1×1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter

 

Hope it helps,

David

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Re: Can I upgrade the wireless card to 802.11ac

@OSHakan

 

The series supports the following wireless cards

 

Integrated wireless local area network (WLAN) options by way of wireless
module
Built-in WLAN antenna(s) (in display assembly)
Support for the following WLAN modules:
● Broadcom BCM43142HM 802.11 bgn 1×1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® 4.0 HMC Combo Adapter
● Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 802.11ac 1×1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter
Compatible with Miracast-certified devices

 

Please use part number  784638-005

 

Regards.

BH
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Re: Can I upgrade the wireless card to 802.11ac

Hi Banhien,

 

Thank you for your support.

 

I am havving difficulty in finding a place (in Turkey) to order the part you suggested;

  Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 802.11ac 1×1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter
  Compatible with Miracast-certified devices

  Part number  784638-005

 

Would that also work?

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC    7260HMW

 

https://www.intel.com.tr/content/www/tr/tr/wireless-products/dual-band-wireless-ac-7260-bluetooth.ht...

 

7260 Product brief.pdf

 

Best regards,

Hakan

 

 

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Re: Can I upgrade the wireless card to 802.11ac

Hi,

 

I will update my own question from yesterday.

I did order "Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC    7260HMW".

It worked perfectly fine as well.

 

My wireless connection speed rise from 72Mbs to 866,7Mbs.

Wow, that is a (therotical)  1.200% speed increase!!!

 

My actual (real-life achiveable) tested transfer speed (within my home network) rose from 32Mbs to 105Mbs.

That is also 230% increase.

In other words, my real-life achiveable WiFi speed rose 3 times with this upgrade.

 

Many thanks to you all for your support.

 

HakanWiFi Status - after UPGRADE.JPGAFTERWiFi Status - ORIGINAL.JPGBEFORE

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