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Pavilion Notebook 17-G153US Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 BGN Adaptor not compatible with gig speed wifi

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Pavilion Notebook 17-G153US
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I recently upgraded my Comcast internet gateway to gigabyte speed. It appears that the Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 BGN wifi M.2 adaptor does not support the faster speed gateway. The motherboard contains Intel i3 5020U CPU @ 2.2 GHZ. Is the motherboard compatible with another adaptor that supports higher download speeds? If so what are the recommended adaptors. Thanks

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Hi:

 

Open up the notebook and let me know how many wifi antenna cables are connected to the BCM43142 wifi card in there now.

 

Below is the link to the service manual...

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04655191

 

After you provide that information, I will let you know what your options are to upgrade to a faster wifi adapter.

 

You are stuck with 100 MB/S ethernet as that is part of the motherboard.

 

You can purchase a USB to RJ-45 gigabit ethernet adapter, connect it to your notebook's USB 3 port, and get close to gigabit ethernet speeds.

 

Something like this...

 

https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Ethernet-Gigabit-10-100-1000-Compatible/dp/B00AQM8586/ref=sr_1_4?dch...

 

 

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Paul, there is only one antenna wire connected to the adaptor. I looked around it as best I could and did not see another antenna wire. There may be one, I just did not see it. Thanks. Danny

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You're very welcome, Danny.

 

That's what I was afraid you would find...only one wifi antenna connected to the BCM card.

 

OK, so here are your options...

 

You can upgrade to this dual band AC wifi adapter where the wifi and bluetooth both work with one antenna wire...

 

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 the HP parts store.

 

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

 

https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/default.aspx

 

The card has the same throughput as the BCM43142 card on the 2.4 GHz wifi band, but on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC router, it has a maximum throughput of 433 MBPS.

 

If you don't care about the Bluetooth working, you can upgrade to this card and you should be able to get 1 GB throughput speeds but no bluetooth...

 

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Wireless-Ac-9260-2230-Gigabit/dp/B079QH5KW1

 

Attach the single antenna cable to the wifi card's Main terminal.

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