06-02-2020 08:37 PM - edited 06-02-2020 10:22 PM
I own an HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook PC (E8A11UA#TBA) running Windows 10 Home addition. I wish to upgrade my wifi card (Intel N 2230) to a dual band (2.4/5 GHz), + blutooth card. Will my computer support such an upgrade? If so, are there any recommendations? I have looked at several possible card upgrades, but all have, a different concact order on the male end, compared to my present one. Is this an important aspect? Finally, I am using Comcast's Arris TG1682G, modem/router for my network.
Your advice would be much appreciated. Regards,
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06-02-2020 09:51 PM
Any internal upgrade of a wi-fi adapter would be more difficult to complete and for sure more expensive. Such upgrade may require that you open the device and might void your warranty. I do not recommend that you do it. Your device has a wi-fi adatper of 802.11ac standard which supports 5Ghz only. If you want to use something with 2.4 Ghz, as well, just get another one - as simple as that 🙂
The easiest and cheaper workaround I can offer to you is to use an external USB device / USB Wi-Fi adapter similar to these listed here >> https://www.amazon.com/wi-fi-dongles/b?ie=UTF8&node=13983791
Prices start from as low as 10 USD.
It's plug and play - you just insert it and it will work. When using the external USB one, you may want to temporary disable the built-in card from Control Panel -> Network and Sharing center -> Change adapter settings
Hope this works for you.
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06-02-2020 10:34 PM - edited 06-02-2020 11:56 PM
Thanks for responding to my question so quickly.
My plan has been to purchase a new card. They do not appear to be too expensive or too difficult to install. My main concern is making the correct purchase. My computer manual includes this one as an upgrade: HP replacement number 717384-001. I have searched further and given another part number : 710662-001. Are either, or both, of these compatible with my machine and have the features I am looking for?
Hope you can help me out.
06-03-2020 08:01 AM
Yes, the Intel 7260 AC card will work just fine in your notebook...
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.0 HP Part # 710661-001
Part # 717384 is the Intel 7260 dual band N model. You'd be better off with the AC model.