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Wlan chip upgrade in Hp14-am081tu for 802.11ac compatibility

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Please let me know which chip to use to upgrade my laptop to support dual band or 5Ghz bandwidth speed.  Currently i have realtek 8723BE chip

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Hi:

 

You can replace the single band Realtek 8723BE card with 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,

 

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 Notebook PCHP 240 G5 Notebook PCHP 246 G5 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide

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