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HP 15 Notebook PC (r121ne)
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laptop model: HP 15 Notebook (r121ne)

Wifi adapter: Realtek rtl8723be

Windows 10 Home 64bit

 

Wifi card stopped working. I'm not sure if that happened after updating my BIOS.

 

Here's Link for driver that I have installed:

http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-15-r100-notebook-pc-series/7234951/mode...

 

I bought the same wifi card (rtl8723be) and replaced it. But still doesn't work. Bluetooth is working but wifi doen't work.

I'm using Windows 10 64 bit and also Ubuntu 16.10, Wifi doen't work on both OS.

I want to know if there any alternative suitable wifi adapter is available  for this Notebook. (Intel would be preffered)

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HP Notebook 15 r121ne wifi adapter (Realtek RTL8723BE) stopped working.

Here's the Manual, see p. 61. 

 

Manual

 

Replacing the wireless card is not easy but you say you have already done it once. Was there one or 2 antennae? If only one your options are very limited to 1 x 1 cards. You have no whitelist so the system will boot and run with any wireless card of the same form factor. 

 

The Ralink and Realtek cards offered by HP are not really good hardware but about the best you can do if you have a single antenna. 

 

This is what you want to get, the Holy Grail, if you have 2 antennae:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-Ac-Hmc/dp/B00DMCVKMU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=14874554...

 

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Thanks Huffer.

 

My card has single antenna, Will Intel 7260 work on my notebook? (but I think Intel 7260 has 2 antennae).

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Sorry no if you want the 7260 you would have to string a second antenna and that is a major chore. 

 

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So which wifi card I will need to buy (single antenna)?

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HP Notebook 15 r121ne wifi adapter (Realtek RTL8723BE) stopped working.

Understand all wireless cards run better with 2 antennae it is just that a 2 x 2 wireless card really NEEDS 2. 

 

In this case, you really can't do any better than the wireless cards HP offers in the Service manual. 

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