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What Wi-Fi card is suitable and compatible for this model? I've read the PDF manual here and I might think it's outdated(?). I was wondering if there's a Wi-Fi card that could meet today's standard such as having a Wi-Fi 6 capability and Bluetooth 5.0. feature(or higher) and whatnot. Else, whatever Wi-Fi card that could be considered as an upgrade. My current Wi-Fi card is an Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230, 802.11b/g/n, 2x2, single-band Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0. Screenshot (46).png

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Hi:

 

Yes, you can upgrade the wifi card to this model...Wifi 5.

 

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

 

The 7260 will have a maximum throughput of 867 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC or AX router.

 

You can find this model wifi card on eBay.

 

Search by the HP part number, not the model of the wifi card.

 

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

 

c03922401.pdf (hp.com)

 

There is an AX model you can experiment with if you can get it in the Philippines.

 

Fenvi MPE-AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Dual Band 2974Mbps Half Mini PCI-E Network Wlan WIFI Card Bluetoot...

 

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Hi:

 

Yes, you can upgrade the wifi card to this model...Wifi 5.

 

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

 

The 7260 will have a maximum throughput of 867 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC or AX router.

 

You can find this model wifi card on eBay.

 

Search by the HP part number, not the model of the wifi card.

 

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

 

c03922401.pdf (hp.com)

 

There is an AX model you can experiment with if you can get it in the Philippines.

 

Fenvi MPE-AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Dual Band 2974Mbps Half Mini PCI-E Network Wlan WIFI Card Bluetoot...

 

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Looking over the manual, there is only 1 type of antenna available as a spare part. I assume this is the same antenna that is inside my laptop, correct?

If so, is it safe to say that the antenna that I have in my laptop supports 5Ghz?

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Your notebook's antenna system supports 5.0 GHz wifi adapters.

 

There is no such thing as antennas for 2.4 GHz only/5.0 GHz only.

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Ahh I see. When I run this command 'netsh wlan show drivers' , the radio type supported section shows  '802.11b 802.11g 802.11n'.  Is this referring to my currently installed Wi-Fi card?

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Yes, that is correct.

 

That report is just reporting the type of wifi adapter your notebook currently has installed.

 

Here is the report with the Intel AX200 wifi adapter that is installed in my PC.

 

Paul_Tikkanen_0-1644117567044.png

 

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ohhh now I understand. Thank you for entertaining my questions. I'm pretty much informed now regarding this subject. Thanks for the help!

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You're very welcome.

 

Glad to have been of assistance.

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Btw, regarding MPE-AX3000H, from the link you gave me, the description mentions about it not being compatible with HP/Lenovo/IBM laptops. But, I've also read from a thread you replied way back in 2015(?) regarding whitelisting of some Wi-fi adapters. I think you mentioned it, at that time, that there are no white list inside the BIOS for the models up to 2015(?) I don't exactly remember the replies but I was wondering if you can confirm it again since my laptop was purchased around 2015 and the warranty expired from 2013-2014.

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Hi:

 

Your notebook doesn't have a BIOS whitelist.

 

I think the AX200 card will work.

 

I was even thinking of getting one myself and upgrade from the Intel 7260 AC card I installed in my HP 350 G1 notebook, that I had already upgraded from a Broadcom wireless N card a few years ago.

 

But I don't use the notebook very much, so I am still pondering the decision.

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