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MajicMike
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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 upgrade options?

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HP Notebook - 15-bs022ca
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I own a HP Notebook - 15-bs022ca with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168.

I currently have 1gig up/down internet and this card is capped at 400 mbs.

I needed help figuring out which Wireless cards will work with my laptop as an upgrade.

 

The manual for my laptop states this series of laptops is equipped with the following models of Wifi Cards:

WLAN module Description

Spare part number

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11AC 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.2 Combo Adapter (non-vPro)

901229-855

Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11 bgn 1x1 WiFi + BT 4.2 Combo Adapter

927230-855

Realtek RTL 8188EE 802.11 bgn 1x1 WiFi Adapter

927235-855

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + BT 4.2 Combo Adapter

863934-855

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9461 802.11 AC 1x1 WiFi + BT5 Combo Adapter (non-vPro) (MU-MIMO supported)

L25889-005

 

Would the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (max 867 Mbps ) model be a direct replacement upgrade option for my laptop?

 

Everyone please tell me your opinions and suggestions. I need help figuring out if this will work.

 

Thanks.

 

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

From the list presented, you would want the 7265, which has twice the throughput of the 3168.

 

It will be a direct swap.

 

The others are single band cards, except the 9461, which will not work in your model.

 

Not to mention that it is no better than the 3168 as far as throughput is concerned.

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Hi:

 

From the list presented, you would want the 7265, which has twice the throughput of the 3168.

 

It will be a direct swap.

 

The others are single band cards, except the 9461, which will not work in your model.

 

Not to mention that it is no better than the 3168 as far as throughput is concerned.

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I replaced the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 NGWG from Amazon.

 

It worked perfectly fine and the upgrade is huge. The Intel AC3168 was averaging 200 mb/s on speed tests and the Intel AC 7265 is averaging 560 mbps.

 

Thanks for the help

 

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You're very welcome.

 

Glad the upgrade provided much better throughput.

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