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joy_hamster
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WiFi card upgrade

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pavilion dv6-1253cl
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Hello,

Have a workhorse Pavilion laptop of some vintage but lots of upgrades...but what it really needs is at a minimum is a  “ac” wireless card rather than the stock 802.11abgn.   Home LAN router has 1750AC rating, and would like to match laptop to faster speeds available.  So, how do I ascertain whether this upgrade is at all possible?

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banhien
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@joy_hamster 

 

Your machine was built long time before 2015 therefore due to the whitelist in BIOS the chance to upgrade to new wifi adapter is very slim to none. I actually have to use USB adapter for my old machine

 

           https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Networking/Adapters/67965-USB-AC53-NANO

 

There are many around and cheaper. I bought the above adapter much cheaper (same shop) early March 2020.

 

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BH
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banhien
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@joy_hamster 

 

Your machine was built long time before 2015 therefore due to the whitelist in BIOS the chance to upgrade to new wifi adapter is very slim to none. I actually have to use USB adapter for my old machine

 

           https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Networking/Adapters/67965-USB-AC53-NANO

 

There are many around and cheaper. I bought the above adapter much cheaper (same shop) early March 2020.

 

Regards.

BH
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Ah, thanks for the heads-up...a couple of minutes after I posted, the whole locked “whitelist” came back to me...thank you for the USB WiFi dongle link, that’s definitely the way to go, as opposed to a “jailbreak” BIOS mod.

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