Hi. I would like to upgrade the wifi card in my HP Pavilion M1X98UA#ABLHi. The card currently installed is a Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi + BT4.0 Combo Adapter. I would like the new card to have a 5.0 GHz capability. Although I understand that a dual antenna is also desirable, I'm assuming that what I have now is a single antenna, and to add another antenna is a major undertaking.
Can anyone recommend a 5.0 GHz card which will fit my laptop? Thanks.
The card will have the same throughput as the BCM43142 on the 2.4 GHz wifi band, but on the 5.0 GHz wifi band, it will have a max throughput of 433 MBPS when you have an AC router with an excellent wifi signal strength.
Below is the link to the service manual, where you can find the wifi card removal and replacement procedure.
Hi. Thanks for the very prompt and thorough reply and for your recommendation. I assume from your reply that my HP has only one antenna and I certainly don't want to have to take apart the display in order to add another one.
P.S. Would you know what is the maximum throughput of the BCM43142?
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