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01-08-2023 06:04 AM
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?
01-08-2023 07:10 AM
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.
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.
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