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12-08-2020 05:07 AM
I want to report the successfuly upgrade from RTL8821CE to Intel 3168ngw in my hp pavilion x360 14-dh0036nl.
The old one is a AW-CB304NF, the new is the Intel 3168NGW, maybe this information is usefull to someone else.
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12-08-2020 06:53 AM - edited 12-08-2020 06:55 AM
That is great news, but now you have no Bluetooth, since the other terminal on the card is for Bluetooth and wifi antenna diversity.
If you wanted to do something like that, you could have installed a much better card such as the Intel 9260 AC non-vPro model.
While I agree that the Intel card is a better card, it has the same specs as the RTL8821CE...72 MBPS on the 2.4 GHz wifi band and 433 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz wifi band.
12-08-2020 09:43 AM
Yes, bluetooth is not my priority.
I know that are similar wifi card , but the realtek one was randomically disconnecting from my wifi network.
With this cheap upgrade the connection is stable, no drops or disconnection.
I don't know why HP installs those faulty wifi cards on cheapest model.
12-08-2020 09:59 AM
Another crazy thing from an engineering viewpoint is the empty space that there is in my model.
Instead of a mechanical hard drive there was a small weight to balance the weight.
I bought a zif connector from amazon to try upgrade a little more this machine:
I know that they makes those things only to justify differents prices and different models.
At least Hp products are easy to open and upgrade.