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Please can someone let me know if there is a way, I can use 5GHZ network on HP Laptop 15-bs1xx that only supports 2.5 GHZ. Is there an accessory that i can use or any option that does not require me to buy a new laptop?

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Hi:

 

If your notebook has a Realtek RTL8723BE Wi-Fi card, that only works on the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band.

 

You have two options for dual band:

 

Buy a dual band USB Wi-Fi adapter and use the internal card for Bluetooth only.

 

Replace the internal Wi-Fi card with this model:

 

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

 

The card has a maximum throughput of 433 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi band with an AC router and an excellent signal.

 

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 Wi-Fi card removal and replacement procedure.

 

HP 15 Laptop PC (Intel)HP 15g Laptop PCHP 15q Laptop PC Maintenance and Service Guide

 

 

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