01-27-2017 09:02 AM
After one of MS's updates in the recent past, I am having issues with wifi. The icon showing wifi connection does not appear. When connected to wifi, everything is fine and then drops connection. Upon viewing settings and attempting to reconnect, it may or may not connect. If connection occurs, will often drop.
All updates for this laptop are current. I would like to replace the N-2230 wifi card with a newer 2-band card and would appreciate any thoughts on what cards are compatible with this laptop. I am using a Netgear Nighthawk DST AC 1900 router and would like to install a wifi card which will not only resolve my wifi issue, but enable me to optimize my connection...
01-27-2017 09:09 AM
The antenna setup that is present in your notebook restricts you from installing a dual band or more modern wifi adapter module.
Your notebook's antenna setup is a 1 x 1. For what you are asking about, a 2 x 2 antenna setup is required.
If you want 802.11ac then your only simple option is to use a USB version.
Perhaps it is time to consider upgrading to a more modern notebook.
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01-27-2017 09:48 AM - edited 01-27-2017 09:49 AM
Hi, @bingx2 :
Lots of forum members have installed the Intel 7260 dual band N or AC cards in their dv6/7-7xxx notebooks, and they work just fine with the antenna system your notebook has.
If you have two antennas connected to the 2230 (which you should), then you just swap out the card.
You can see this post for more info...there are many others if you care to look.
If you want suggested replacement cards, here they are...
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.0 HP Part # 710661-001
Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260AN 802.11 a/b/g/n 2x2 WiFi + BT4.0 HP Part # 717381-001