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HP 355-G2
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Hello, I'm looking to get some advice on upgrading my current laptops network card internally rather than an external adaptor.


I read that on a simial relating post that the Intel 7260ac was one of the best internal cards but my issue is that was recommended to that post based on that their CPU is Intel and I sad to say I'm on AMD.


So could anyone tell me can I use the Intel 7260ac or will Intel and AMD just not work.


If that's the case what is the alternative for my system running AMD A4-6210 APU with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics


Thank you for any feedback and advice..... 

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This is the WiFi your manual has listed that will work.


Broadcom BCM943228HMB 802.11abgn 2×2 Wi-Fi Adapter, Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter for use on all computer models   730668-001


Make sure to order using the HP part number.


Your manual here.



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An Intel wlan card won't work in notebooks with amd chipsets/processors.


If you want the Broadcom ac wireless card with bluetooth, this is the one you need...


Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 combo

HP Part # 724935-001


Before you run out and buy another wlan card, check your current wlan card and ensure that it has two antennas presently connected to the card.  Do not rely on the picture in the service manual.


HP has been fitting a lot of single band cards with only one wireless antenna and dual band N and AC cards require 2 antennas be connected.


If your notebook only has one antenna, you will have to be willing and able to completely disassemble the notebook including the display panel area to add the second antenna.

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