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Upgrade wireless adapter to 5GHz?

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I purchased this laptop earlier today and was surprised that the wireless adapter was not dual band (I should have checked). I'm very blessed :generic: and have 250 mbps up/down fiber internet at home, so I really need 5GHz to take advantage of the speed. Is it possible to upgrade the adapter in this laptop or do I need to return it and choose a different laptop? 

 

Here is what is currently installed; let me know if you have any questions. Thanks in advance for your help!

 

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Hi,

 

There are few options. Plesae check

 

    http://www.hp.com/sbso/hpinfo/newsroom/HPSMB2015/HPProBook%20450G3NotebookPCDatasheet.pdf

 

(under  Wireless Technologies section).

 

Regards.

 

BH
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That's exactly what I needed and I've already ordered 1 for $30 on Amazon. Thank you for your help!
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I'm in the same situation.  I just got the ProBook 450G3.  I was wondering if the card you ordered worked and if you can now access your 5G network and if so, which card did you get?    Thanks.

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Hello. Below is the link to wi-fi adapter that I purchased. It just snaps in and I believe it found the driver itself. Works great with 5G and it's still working today. $25.38

Intel 8260 IEEE 802.11ac - Wi-Fi Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0197W86IE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_2PZDBbXHKV8EF
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Thanks so much.  I can't believe they sell computers with wireless adapters that aren't dual channels anymore.  It seems so antiquated.   I just never even thought to look because it seemed like it would be so standard.  It's like having to check to see if a new car comes with a spare tire.  But I really appreciate your help, so thank you.

 

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You're welcome! That's the exact same thing I thought; I didn't even think to check. Luckily, it's a cheap and easy fix.
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