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Is it possible to upgrade the WLAN module, (wifi card).

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HP ENVY Notebook - 17-k206na (ENERGY STAR)
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Hi people, I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade my WLAN, or wifi, module. The machine is 5 years old and the wifi is getting "spotty". Its a 

HP ENVY Notebook - 17-k206na (ENERGY STAR)

I'm looking for a definite answer as I don't want to destroy the thing completely!

 Thanks in advance.

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Thanks very much for your reply, sorry for being so late, I was away for a while, I shall certainly look into getting the Intel card(s) as  dual band appeals. I did get a tplink plug in, but that uses a USB port, and Like the having a spare. thanks again Banhien.

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@DRinn1

 

The specs of your machine is

 

        https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04536939

 

It has  802.11b/g/n (1x1) and Bluetooth 4.0 combo (Miracast compatible) wifi adapter. Your machine was built around 2014/2015 therefore you should be able to change wifi adapter. Please use the following list first

 

  • Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11 b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
  • Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11 b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
  • QCA 9565 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi + BT4.0 Combo Adapter
  • Broadcom BCM43142 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi + BT 4.0 Combo Adapter
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + BT 4.0 Combo Adapter
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.0 Combo Adapter non-Vpro version for
    use with HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC models only

Note: both Intel adapters support Dual band

 

Regards.

BH
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Thanks very much for your reply, sorry for being so late, I was away for a while, I shall certainly look into getting the Intel card(s) as  dual band appeals. I did get a tplink plug in, but that uses a USB port, and Like the having a spare. thanks again Banhien.

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