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Velvetsmack
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Upgrading the wifi card on HP Eny 17-j180ca

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HP ENVY 17-j180ca
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I'm getting really poor performance (download) on my existing wifi card (intel 3160 ac) and believe that a hardware upgrade MAY prove to correct it. I've looked at all the software solutions (upgrade drivers, settings..etc) to no avail.  I've testing against my work laptop (side-by side speed test) and it kills it in the download numbers - so I'm hoping a hardware upgrade can fix it.  

First question - good chance a hardware upgrade will help?

Second question (and where I need the most help on):  Can someone point to the latest card I could use (let say, on Amazon - Canada) or whatever model of pci express card I need that would be compatible with my laptop? 

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

 

 

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

You can upgrade to this card, which has twice the throughput of the 3160:

 

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.0    HP Part # 710661-001

 

You can most likely find the card on eBay.  Find a seller that will ship to Canada.

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=710661-001&_sacat=0&_sop=15

 

Someone makes a HMC version of the AX200, but that is out of stock.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Network-802-11ax-3000Mbps-Bluetooth-Adapter/dp/B083GS1YY2

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Sweet. Thanks for the clarification Paul.  I'm really hoping this will clear things up.

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You're very welcome.

 

I have the 7260 in my HP 350 G1 that I had upgraded from the Broadcom dual band N card it originally came with.

 

Works great for me.

 

Now I am intrigued by that AX200 card.

 

I may buy it if the price is reasonable, and it comes back for sale.

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