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DJ_Markie
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Hi all, hope everyone is keeping safe & well!

Could any expert here, advise me please?

I have a HP Envy 17-N107na laptop.

It has currently got a 'sporadic' working Intel 7265ngw wifi / bluetooth combi card installed!

I would like to, if possible, upgrade this card to another Intel card.

I recently tried an Intel AX210ngw wifi card & my laptop didn't like it, on startup, stating it was not supported.....ggrrrr

Is this the highest spec wifi card the laptop would accept.....or is it still upgradeable?

Any good advice here, would be gladly appreciated!

Thanks for reading!!!

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Unfortunately, HP does not release any info regarding BIOS whitelists.

 

It may depend on what model AX 210 card you installed.  If it was a vPro model, those won't work.

 

Chapter 3 of the service manual shows that the Intel 7265 was the best card HP offered in the model series.

 

HP ENVY NotebookIntel Models 17-n100 17-n1993D camera Models 17-r100 17-r199 (worldwide)3D camera Mo...

 

If you want to take a gamble on a different model wifi card, then I recommend you try this one...

 

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 ax 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.0 MU-MIMO M.2 2230 non-vPro   HP part # L35282-005

 

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If that one doesn't work either, then your PC must have a BIOS whitelist which prevents the installation of any wifi card not listed in the service manual from working.

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Hi:

 

Unfortunately, HP does not release any info regarding BIOS whitelists.

 

It may depend on what model AX 210 card you installed.  If it was a vPro model, those won't work.

 

Chapter 3 of the service manual shows that the Intel 7265 was the best card HP offered in the model series.

 

HP ENVY NotebookIntel Models 17-n100 17-n1993D camera Models 17-r100 17-r199 (worldwide)3D camera Mo...

 

If you want to take a gamble on a different model wifi card, then I recommend you try this one...

 

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 ax 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.0 MU-MIMO M.2 2230 non-vPro   HP part # L35282-005

 

HP Parts Store - HP Computer Parts - HP Printer Parts - Compaq Parts

 

If that one doesn't work either, then your PC must have a BIOS whitelist which prevents the installation of any wifi card not listed in the service manual from working.

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Hi Paul,

 

Apologies for the delayed reply.

 

Thanks for your time, input & reply.

I will try the card you mentioned!

When I eventually get it & install - I will let you know if it works!

 

Thankyou

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You're very welcome.

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Saw your post and just wondered if you installed the new card and if it worked for you or not? I've got a great laptop and just need to upgrade the network card. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Hi Paul,

 

Apologies for the very slow reply.

Just a quick update, the cards you recommended, on install, wouldn't let my laptop boot up.

 

I tried both the AX200 &  AX210 WiFi card....both non-VPro versions!

So it looks like, yes, the BIOS is whitelisted.

 

I am now using a D-Link DWA-181 USB adapter instead.....& seems to be working ok....albeit speeds "jumping up & down"....but it doing it's job.

 

Thanks again for your assistance.

Take care!

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Hi,

 

Sorry for the late reply!

See my reply to the IT expert - Paul.

 

Regards

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Hi:

 

Sorry that neither wifi card worked for you.

 

Thanks for letting us know.

 

It will help others in the future who are looking to upgrade the wifi card in that model series, not to try it.

 

Best Regards,

 

Paul

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