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12-15-2022 02:27 PM
HP Laptop running Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11b/g/n PCIe Adapter
When configuring the device, in "Wireless Mode", I only have 3 options:
1: 802.11 b
2: 802.11 g
3: 802.11 b/g
I am unable to set 802.11 n as it's not shown in the drop down menu.
Just trying to get a faster network connection - currently on 2gbs fiber, but my average speed test is 52 down and 43 up.
12-15-2022 03:35 PM
The default and best setting is b/g.
The maximum throughput of that model Wi-Fi adapter is only 72 MBPS.
That would be with an excellent Wi-Fi signal.
Not bad for that lousy model Wi-Fi adapter.
You can verify the speed the adapter is connecting at by going to the Windows control panel>network & internet>network & sharing center>then on the right side of that window, click on the Wi-Fi connection you see listed there.
If you are good at taking things apart and better at putting them back together again, you can upgrade that model Wi-Fi adapter to a dual band AC card.
Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported) HP part # L17365-005.
The card has a maximum throughput of 433 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi band with an AC router and an excellent signal.
You can find this model on eBay, or Ali Express.
I see some Intel 3165 cards listed on the eBay listings, so don't buy those.
On the Ali Express listings, make sure the card has the HP Part # of 915620-001.
Below is the link to the service manual, where you can find the Wi-Fi card removal and replacement procedure.
Related service videos:
If you decide to upgrade, you may want to replace the 4 GB memory chip with an 8 GB memory chip as there is only one memory slot.
And last but not least, you can replace the 2.5" mechanical hard drive with a better performing 2.5" SSD.
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