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hp envy 17, need a dual band wifi card for 2.4 and 5G

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HP Envy 17 Laptop
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I currently have a Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter and want to upgrade to a dual band card that supports 5G.  Which card will work the best with my computer?  I saw a post on your website with this option noted below but want to make sure it works with my computer before I buy it.  Below is what I found on one of the forums on your website.  However, I am not sure if this will work since it says it will not work with HP and my computer is an HP.

 

Bplus: Intel Network 7260.HMWG WiFi Wireless-AC 7260 H/T Dual Band 2x2 AC+Bluetooth HMCPartner; Bluetooth half Size Module      

 

Please know that this card is the universal version, it will work on all the laptops except Thinkpads/ Lenovo and HP For half size mini pci-e slot, Not for IBM Lenovo and HP machines.

  • Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* for 802.11ac, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* a/b/g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* n, WMM*, WPA*, WPA2*, and WPS, WPS 2.0, Protected Management Frames, Wi-Fi Direct* for peer to peer device connections
  • IEEE WLAN Standard IEEE 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11i, 802.11h, 802.11w
  • Bluetooth Dual Mode Bluetooth* 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 3.0+HS, 4.0 (BLE)
  • Authentication WPA and WPA2, 802.1X (EAP-TLS, TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, EAP-FAST), EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA Authentication Protocols PAP, CHAP, TLS, GTC, MS-CHAP*, MS-CHAPv2 Encryption 64-bit and 128-bit WEP, AES-CCMP, TKIP

Kind regards,

Tracy

                        

 

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Hi,

 

What is your HP Envy 17 Laptop ?  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:

  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108

 

From my understanding, the chance to upgrade wifi card for laptops built before mid 2014 is very slim to none, higher for after mid-2014 laptops.


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Thank you for responding.  When I get home tonight after my meeting, I will get that information off my laptop and get back with you.  Hopefully, I can upgrade the card.  Otherwise, what are my options?

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Here is my computer information.  I hope I am able to upgrade my wireless card/adaptor.

 

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Just in case you cannot zoom into the picture I attached below is the computer information for my HP ENY 17 Notebook PC

 

Serial # [Personal Information Removed]

Product: C8U19AV

Model: 17t-j000

Rev: 1966-100

 

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Hi,

 

Unfortunately, your machine was guilt around mid 2013 therefore the chance to upgrade wifi card is very slim to none. This machine is a CTO machine and there are few options on page 4 of the second manual of the following link:

 

     http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-ENVY-17-Notebook-PC-series/5387628/model/5388095/manuals/

 

there is an option on the following link which supports dual band (the last one):

 

    http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=C8U19AV

 

You may want to try, the chance is 50/50.

 

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Thank you for the response and for the options.  Where do I purchase these products?  Through HP?  I tried calling Broadcom and they laughted at me.

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Hi,

 

You can buy from the above link by click to a square on the left hand side then add to cart ..... like any normal online shop.

 

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very good advice and very clear to the point 

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