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Upgrading wifi adaptor in HP laptop 15-db0xxx

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My laptop currently can only use 2.4ghz wifi networks. I want to upgrade it to be able to use 5.0ghz for faster wifi. 

I have looked in the service guide for the hp 15 laptop and it appears upgrading the WLAN module is an option. I want to upgrade to the "Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802.11ax 2 × 2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0" due to it seeming to be the best option from the research I have done.

My questions are, is this feasible/ will it work with my specific computer model?

And also will I need to upgrade anything else, such as wifi antennas for this upgrade to be effective? 

If so which antennas should use?

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@CameronShimata

 

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I have gone through your Post and would like to help

 

Please refer to page 3 for list of compatible WLan Cards http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06719946

 

The Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802.11ax 2 × 2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0 might work but HP cannot guarantee the functionality or performance since it has not been tested

 

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Welcome to HP Community

 

I have gone through your Post and would like to help

 

Please refer to page 3 for list of compatible WLan Cards http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06719946

 

The Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802.11ax 2 × 2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0 might work but HP cannot guarantee the functionality or performance since it has not been tested

 

Thank you

 

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Thank you for the info. I have decided to replace my wlan module with Realtek RTL8822BE 802.11ac 2 × 2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported) 924813-855, as recommended in the manual you provided. When I took apart my computer to look at the module I noticed there was only 1 antenna, and upon further research, I learned it is best to install dual-band antennas to go with the 5ghz wlan module I have selected. I see on page 68 of the manual you provided me that there are 4 antennas available for this model. 2 of them are "dual antenna modules" 

My questions are

 1. Does this mean they are dual-band antennas, or that they are sets of 2 antennas combined or both?  

2. how do I determine if I need the narrow bezel model or not? 

3. do I need to buy 1 or 2 of these antennas, and if I need to purchase 2 will they both fit? 

4. Where can I find/ purchase these antennas? aside from the L20445-001: Single antenna models I haven't been able to find any of the other models online.

 

Hope to hear back from you soon, 

thank you for your input!

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