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Eugene-
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Replace Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi 2.4GHz adapter

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HP Pavilion 15-n091er (F4U43EA#ACB)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
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Please advise on replacing the installed Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi 2.4GHz adapter with a 2.4 / 5GHz Wi-Fi adapter. Possible upgrade to Win 10.
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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

You can upgrade to this Intel dual band AC wifi card with bluetooth.

 

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

 

You should be able to find the card on eBay by searching by the HP part number.

 

There are some sellers in China that ship to almost every country in the world, if you can't find one locally.

 

Before you install the Intel card, go to the Windows control panel>programs>uninstall a program.

 

If there is any Ralink bluetooth software listed there, uninstall it.

 

Then go to the device manager, click to expand the bluetooth device manager category, right click on the Ralink bluetooth device, select Uninstall and check the uninstall driver box.

 

Then go to the network adapters device manager category, click to expand that category, right click on the Ralink wifi adapter listed there, select Uninstall and check the uninstall driver box.

 

Shut down the PC, unplug it, and remove the battery.

 

Install your replacement Intel wifi card and enjoy the faster wifi speeds.

 

Here are the specs on the Intel 7260 AC...

 

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/75439/intel-dual-band-wireless-ac-7260.html

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