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Hi I am looking to replace my wireless card on an HP ENVY Notebook - 15t-ae100 CTO

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HP ENVY Notebook - 15t-ae100 CTO
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)


My HP Envy Laptop is M9U50AV, and I would like to find a compatible replacement for my wireless network card to upgrade from 2.5G to 5G.

I have investigated a few Intel models: Intel based WiFi 6 AX200 and 9260AC or 9560AC.

Does anyone have an experienced solution to this question?

Thank you,

Felicia Elizabet

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I believe that the 15-ac### model series, and the 15-ae### models series have a BIOS whitelist which prevents the installation of any wifi card not listed in the 15t-ae100 CTO model series from working,


Also, your notebook only has one antenna cable, since it has a single band wifi adapter.


The cards you reference all require two antenna cables.


The Intel 9560 definitely won't work because it is a CRF (companion RF) card, and only works on select notebooks with the Intel 8th gen core processors.


If you want to take a complete gamble on a dual band AC card, then I recommend this one.  It works with a single antenna cable.


Please note that if you can't return it, you may be tossing $16.50 plus tax and shipping out the window...


Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported) HP part # L17365-005.


You can buy one new from the HP parts store...$16.50


eBay has some a little cheaper...


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



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