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HP ENVY 17-j170nz Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi

I like to know if the device has a bios whitelist.

 

I'm asking because I like to install a dualband wifi 6 card. The ax1600.

But i need to be shure it's not blocked by the bios

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Hi:

 

HP does not release any information regarding what notebooks have BIOS whitelists.

 

The 17-j170nz does accept other model Wi-Fi cards not listed in the service manual based on other info we have seen.

 

c04091762.pdf (hp.com)

 

For example: the Intel 7260 AC card works fine in your notebook and is not listed as one of the supported Wi-Fi cards in chapter 3 of the manual.

 

However, there are only custom-made Wi-Fi 6 HMC cards that would work in your notebook.

 

Most Wi-Fi 6 cards are M.2 and won't fit in your notebook's Wi-Fi card slot.

 

You would need to get something like this...

 

Amazon.com: MPE-AX3000H WiFi 6 Wireless Card Dual Band 802.11ax Half Mini PCI-E WiFi Card PCI Expres...

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HP Recommended

Hi:

 

HP does not release any information regarding what notebooks have BIOS whitelists.

 

The 17-j170nz does accept other model Wi-Fi cards not listed in the service manual based on other info we have seen.

 

c04091762.pdf (hp.com)

 

For example: the Intel 7260 AC card works fine in your notebook and is not listed as one of the supported Wi-Fi cards in chapter 3 of the manual.

 

However, there are only custom-made Wi-Fi 6 HMC cards that would work in your notebook.

 

Most Wi-Fi 6 cards are M.2 and won't fit in your notebook's Wi-Fi card slot.

 

You would need to get something like this...

 

Amazon.com: MPE-AX3000H WiFi 6 Wireless Card Dual Band 802.11ax Half Mini PCI-E WiFi Card PCI Expres...

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