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Intel Dual Band 7260

Product Name: HP 255 G2
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

Hello, my laptop wifi signal began to fluctuate, even 1m away from router, the signal strength is on the one-point. So I decided to buy a new wifi card intel 7260.

But after installing new card and its drivers, LED indication on the key F12 remains orange, unresponsive and i cannot turn it on. Can anyone help?

I updated the bios and do the windows update, and using the latest drivers from Intel.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Intel Dual Band 7260

Hi:

 

You can't use an Intel wireless card in a computer with AMD hardware.  That is why it doesn't work.  And there is nothing you can do to make it work.

 

Plus your notebook has to have 2 wireless antennas or you can't upgrade the wireless card at all unless you take the whole notebook apart including the display panel to add a second antenna.

 

If your notebook has two antennas, and if you want a dual band wireless N card, you need to get a Broadcom one.

 

Broadcom BCM943228HMB 802.11abgn 2×2 Wi-Fi Adapter, Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter --  HP Part # 730668-001

 

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Hi:

 

You can't use an Intel wireless card in a computer with AMD hardware.  That is why it doesn't work.  And there is nothing you can do to make it work.

 

Plus your notebook has to have 2 wireless antennas or you can't upgrade the wireless card at all unless you take the whole notebook apart including the display panel to add a second antenna.

 

If your notebook has two antennas, and if you want a dual band wireless N card, you need to get a Broadcom one.

 

Broadcom BCM943228HMB 802.11abgn 2×2 Wi-Fi Adapter, Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter --  HP Part # 730668-001

 

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Re: Intel Dual Band 7260

Hi Paul and thank you for your answer,

 

I must confess that I am a little disappointed that it does not work together.  Smiley Sad

 

thanks againSmiley Happy

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Re: Intel Dual Band 7260

You're very welcome.

 

The Broadcom wireless card I suggested will work fine (if your notebook has two antennas).

 

I had one in my HP 350 G1 (Intel processor).

 

I did remove it and installed the 7260 so that I could have Intel Wireless Display.

 

With the 4th generation Intel core processor and Intel HD graphics, the card worked fine and so does WiDi.

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