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srfderth
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WLAN Upgrade HP 17 Laptop PC (AMD)

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17-ak012nr
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

Looking to upgrade wlan modules

 

which one is the prefers module to use?

863934-855

or

901229-855

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Your notebook only has one wifi antenna cable connected to the RTL8723DE wifi card currently installed.

 

Both of the Intel cards you referenced would require two antenna cables to be connected to them in order for both the wifi and bluetooth to work.

 

There is one dual band AC card with Bluetooth that you can upgrade to that works with only one antenna wire and that is this one...

 

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

 

You can find this model on eBay, or Ali Express.  I seen an Intel card listed as the first one on the eBay listing, so don't buy that one.

 

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

 

The card will have the same 72 MBPS throughput as the original wifi card on the 2.4 GHz wifi band, but on the 5.0 GHz wifi band, it will have a max throughput of 433 MBPS when you have an AC router with an excellent wifi signal strength.

 

Below is the link to the service manual, where you can find the wifi card removal and replacement procedure...

 

HP 17 Laptop PC (AMD) Maintenance and Service Guide

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Thank you for your quick response.

 

 

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You're very welcome.

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