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04-27-2020 02:56 AM
I have the hp PAVILION model 14-al131ng.
Im looking to upgrade the WiFi card to a newer model to gain 5 GHz compatibility and faster speeds, at the moment the Realtek RTL8723BE is in use.
Im under the expression that im not restricted by a whitelist embedded in the Bios, but still I really don’t know which card i should get and if there is anything else to take into consideration.
I’m very grateful for your help!
04-27-2020 07:19 AM
I do not believe there is a whitelist, but you are restricted by the one antenna cable your notebook has, to only being able to directly upgrade to this card...
Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported) HP part # L17365-005.
This card works with only one antenna.
The only place I have been able to find this model is on eBay.
The Realtek 8821CE wifi card will have a maximum throughput of 433 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC router.
04-27-2020 07:49 AM
Thank you for the quick reply!
Im rather confused, there are two antenna cables attached to the WiFi card in my laptop.
And the pictures of the „Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter„ you recommend I don’t see where i could attach a second cable.
Thank you again!
04-27-2020 07:55 AM
You're very welcome.
That is very strange (but nice) that your notebook has two antenna cables connected to the RTL8723 wifi card.
If that's the case, you should be able to upgrade to this card, since your model has an Intel 7th gen core processor, I believe.
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11ac 2 × 2 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter HP part # 793840-005.
You should be able to find the card on eBay.
Search by the HP part number, not the model of the wifi card.