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Need to replace Ralink RT3290 Wi-Fi on my HP Pavillion 17 laptop

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HP Pavillion 17-e054sr
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Hi.
I need to replace the Ralink RT3290 Wi-Fi adapter on my Pavillion 17 laptop because the adapter is failing (dropping the connection continuously) and if he works - works with so slow the speed.
I have tried everything possible from updating the bios to switching off the power management check box, updating the driver, blocking all other networks through the command prompt.

Nothing has worked so far.

 

Can someone suggest a replacement for this adapter to some more new network adapter with 802.11ac standard?

 

Thanks in advance.
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Hi:

 

I can't find any specs on your notebook. 

 

Does it have an Intel or AMD processor?   What model is the processor?

 

The processor/chipset matters as to what brand wifi card you can install.

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Hi.
Processor: Intel Core i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz  2.60 GHz

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Hi:

 

Since your notebook has an Intel core processor, you can upgrade to this model wifi adapter provided there are two wifi antenna cables connected to the Ralink card in your notebook.

 

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.0    HP Part # 710661-001

 

Before installing the Intel card, uninstall the Ralink wifi and bluetooth devices in the device manager, and check the uninstall driver boxes.

 

If there is any Ralink bluetooth software in the Windows control panel, uninstall that too.

 

Shut down, unplug the PC, remove the battery and install the Intel card.

 

Below is the link to the service manual, where you can find the wifi card removal and replacement procedure...

 

c04069163 (hp.com)

 

You can get the latest wifi and bluetooth drivers directly from Intel at the link below.

 

Downloads for Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

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Thanks a lot for your help.
I will buy this card and try the replacement card.
And let you know about the result.

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You're very welcome.

 

Looking forward to reading the results of your notebook's wifi card upgrade project.

 

Here are the specs on the Intel 7260 AC card...

 

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Product Specifications

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Hi men.
Everything works fine.
The new card works absolutely perfectly at high speed.

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That's great news, and thanks for letting us know how the wifi card upgrade project went.

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