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Network Card Upgrade for HP 15-Ab522tx

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HP Notebook 15 AB522TX
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Hello,

Model: HP Notebook 15 AB522TX

Product No.: T0Z73PA#ACJ

 

I have a Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn WiFi M.2 Card installed on my Notebook. As it is an old card it only allows me to connect to 2.4GHz band on my internet router. So I want to upgrade the Wifi Card on my Laptop to support 5GHz. So can you please suggest the potential spare replacement that will be compatible with my laptop.

 

Thanks. 

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Hi:

 

I believe that there is only one wifi antenna wire connected to the Broadcom wifi card your notebook has.

 

You may want to open it up and check.  If there are two antenna wires connected to the card, then you can install the Intel 7265 wifi card with the HP part number listed in chapter 3 of the service manual.

 

If I am right, and there is only one antenna wire...

 

Then there is one model wifi card you can upgrade to and that is this one...

 

Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported) HP part # L17365-005.

 

You can find this model on eBay, or Ali Express. 

 

I see some Intel 3165 cards listed on the eBay listings, so don't buy those.

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=L17365-005&_sacat=0&_sop=15

 

RTL8821CE - Buy RTL8821CE with free shipping on AliExpress

 

On the Ali Express listings, make sure the card has the HP Part # of 915620-001.

 

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

 

HP Pavilion Notebook (Intel)Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook Maintenance and Service Guide

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

I believe that there is only one wifi antenna wire connected to the Broadcom wifi card your notebook has.

 

You may want to open it up and check.  If there are two antenna wires connected to the card, then you can install the Intel 7265 wifi card with the HP part number listed in chapter 3 of the service manual.

 

If I am right, and there is only one antenna wire...

 

Then there is one model wifi card you can upgrade to and that is this one...

 

Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported) HP part # L17365-005.

 

You can find this model on eBay, or Ali Express. 

 

I see some Intel 3165 cards listed on the eBay listings, so don't buy those.

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=L17365-005&_sacat=0&_sop=15

 

RTL8821CE - Buy RTL8821CE with free shipping on AliExpress

 

On the Ali Express listings, make sure the card has the HP Part # of 915620-001.

 

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

 

HP Pavilion Notebook (Intel)Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook Maintenance and Service Guide

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Hi Paul, 

I checked my current configuration. The laptop seems to have just 1 antenna.

 

Thanks,

Cliff M

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Hi Paul,

Why won't you suggest the Intel 3165? It also seems to have 1 Antenna config. Thanks

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Hi:

 

The Intel 3165 requires two antenna wires be connected to it in order for the Bluetooth to work.

 

The RTL8821CE is the only dual band AC wifi card that will work in your PC where both the wifi and bluetooth will work with just the one antenna wire.

 

If you want to install the 3165AC and do without bluetooth, that would be fine.

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