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01-09-2023 02:44 PM
I would like to upgrade my wifi card because current wifi (Ralink rt3290) isn't work so well on linux . I thought, I can use an intel dual band wifi card. I heard that hp doesn't support some wifi cards. I looked over the manual but couldn't find useful information. Is there any restriction in hp? Which wifi adapter should I choose?
01-09-2023 03:07 PM
Does your notebook have an Intel Core processor and are there two antenna wires connected to the RT3290?
If so, you should be able to upgrade to this model Wi-Fi card:
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 Wi-Fi + BT 4.0 HP Part # 710661-001
If there is only one antenna wire, the card will not perform up to par and probably no Bluetooth.
Chapter 3 of the service manual only has single band Wi-Fi cards listed as supported.
01-09-2023 04:01 PM
Yes, there is intel i5 4210U processor inside. but I am not sure about amount of antenna but when I disassembled the notebook, two cables mounted the rt3290. And yes, it has blueteoth feature.
I couldn't find the intel card, you gave in the manual. Is there a problem or did i overlook?
Do I need to choose mini or half mini adapter?
01-09-2023 04:11 PM
That's good news.
The Intel card should work fine.
You didn't miss anything.
The Intel 7260 is not officially supported, but I believe it will work because your notebook should not have a BIOS whitelist.
You need the HMC form factor.
Maybe you can find one on Ali Express or eBay.
The have many of them that ship from China for reasonable prices.
01-26-2023 01:09 PM - edited 01-26-2023 01:19 PM
I tried and it worked. But there is one antenna wire, I saw wrong earlier.My bad...
Bluetooth isn't working, I mean, I can open bluetooth but couldn't be succesful when tried to find other devices. Maybe because of lacking wifi antenna
Can I use any antenna for laptop or must I use only spesific one? Maybe, it wouldn't fit, that why I asking.
01-26-2023 01:19 PM
Yes, that is why I asked how many antenna wires your notebook had.
Since there is no antenna wire to connect to the second terminal, there is not enough reception without the antenna.
I don't know anything about Linux, so I don't know what Bluetooth drivers are available for that operating system for the Intel 7260 AC.
In order to properly add a second antenna wire, you would have to find and order the antenna kit listed in chapter 3, page 21 of the service manual, and follow the instructions to install it in chapter 6 of the service manual.
01-26-2023 01:28 PM - edited 01-26-2023 01:29 PM
Thanks for replying so quickly.
Drivers are working better than when previous card is plugged.
I have just looked the manual and searched for but found nothing. I wonder whether other antennas fits this laptop. Can be possible? Maybe...
01-26-2023 01:40 PM
You're very welcome.
Unfortunately I wouldn't be able to help you with finding an antenna wire.
They must exist though.
You would need one that connects to a half mini wifi adapter form factor.
The connectors are different for the different wifi card form factors.
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