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HP - 15-ay129nf
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi,
My Wifi is not functioning anymore and I'd like to change it for another one - if possible dualband (2.4/5Ghz).

Is it possible to know which dualband wifi cards are compatible with the HP15 series ? Or what way I can make it work on my computer?

Would be nice to extend my computer life in those times of fight against waste.

Thanks

Mathieu

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Hi, Mathieu:

 

I believe that all 15-ay notebooks with single band wifi cards only have one antenna cable.

 

All but one dual band card would require two antenna cables in order for it to work correctly.

 

You should be able to upgrade it to this model...

 

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 at the HP parts store for 14.41 Euros.

 

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

 

https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Default.aspx?mscssid=61F5F31ADC8649F882638CFBFC9CBCA5


The card has the same throughput as the wifi card that failed on you on the 2.4 GHz wifi band, but on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC router, it has a maximum throughput of 433 MBPS.

 

Here is the link to the service manual for your notebook, where you can find the wifi card removal and replacement procedure.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05087748

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Hi, Mathieu:

 

I believe that all 15-ay notebooks with single band wifi cards only have one antenna cable.

 

All but one dual band card would require two antenna cables in order for it to work correctly.

 

You should be able to upgrade it to this model...

 

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 at the HP parts store for 14.41 Euros.

 

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

 

https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Default.aspx?mscssid=61F5F31ADC8649F882638CFBFC9CBCA5


The card has the same throughput as the wifi card that failed on you on the 2.4 GHz wifi band, but on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC router, it has a maximum throughput of 433 MBPS.

 

Here is the link to the service manual for your notebook, where you can find the wifi card removal and replacement procedure.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05087748

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