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Governor4939
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Upgrading a 2g to 5g wifi card

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I bought this laptop for my wife recently but have since discovered the wifi card (HP part number 915618-002) is only 2g.

 

I want to upgrade this to a 5g but does anyone know if this is as simple as just replacing the wifi card ? And if so what part number do I need ?  She needs the laptop to work from home at the present time so am under pressure from her to sort this if I can so any help would be really appreciated !

 

 

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Yes, you can upgrade the card to this model...

 

Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported) HP part # L17365-005.

 

The only place I have been able to find this model is on eBay.

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=L17365-005&_sacat=0&_sop=15

The card has the same throughput as the RTL8723 on the 2.4 GHz wifi band, but on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC router, it has a maximum throughput of 433 MBPS.

 

On a dual band wireless N router, it would have a maximum throughput of 150 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz wifi band.

 

Below is the link to the service manual.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05505821

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Yes, you can upgrade the card to this model...

 

Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported) HP part # L17365-005.

 

The only place I have been able to find this model is on eBay.

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=L17365-005&_sacat=0&_sop=15

The card has the same throughput as the RTL8723 on the 2.4 GHz wifi band, but on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC router, it has a maximum throughput of 433 MBPS.

 

On a dual band wireless N router, it would have a maximum throughput of 150 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz wifi band.

 

Below is the link to the service manual.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05505821

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Thanks for the advice, I'll order that part now. It looks like a straight and very simple swap so will hopefully resolve the problem. 

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You're very welcome.

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