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upgrading my wifi card from Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n to another one with bluetooth

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Hi I would like to upgrade my wifi card to another one that can support bluetooth. May I know what wifi card module can be replaced to upgrade my  Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n?

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You can use one on the following list


  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11AC 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.2 Combo Adapter (non-vPro) part # 901229-855
  • Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11 bgn 1x1 WiFi + BT 4.2 Combo Adapter part # 927230-855
  • Realtek RTL 8188EE 802.11 bgn 1x1 WiFi Adapter part # 927235-855   (currently on your machine)
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + BT 4.2 Combo Adapter part # 863934-855

 You may have to to add 1 antenna to your machine for the first card.



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Hi, @Joey121 


The only card you can install where both the wifi and bluetooth work with the one antenna wire your notebook has is 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,


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.

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