İs it compatible please help

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  1. Mohammad Kadid

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    So i have a hp laptop with an i7 5500u and it has a wifi 4 card and i want to upgrade the wifi card to wifi 6 but i do not know if it is compatible

    Here is the model number of the laptop: hp 15-ac049ne
     
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    It would be nice to have a picture or at least the model name and number for the current wireless card, so that we can assist you. Even a Device ID can be handy.
     
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    The model number of the card that i am using currently is Broadcom BCM43142
     
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    Right so basically a Mini PCIe card (HMC).

    So 2 issues seems to arise from this.

    1) Does HP still use Whitelists (Which will block WiFi upgrades)

    2) Finding a WiFi 6 card in HMC format. (Else you will need a NGFF m.2 to Mini PCI-e adaptor)

    I have found one which seems to be a BGA AX200 mounted to a HMC PCB.


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264772356660


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    This is a pic of it:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LqfG13JS3B7OSRyta6oWwNCcBYx7Hgvj/view?usp=drivesdk
     
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    So that makes it easier.

    Look for a Intel AX200NGW this is an AX Wifi card that will work in there so long there is no whitelist issues.
     
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    Thanks M8
     
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    So i bought the exact wifi card you said but it is not showing up in my device manager what can i do to get it working

    The card itself is working because after a while i touched the wifi card and felt some heat also the antenna area
     
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    Check your bios - you ma need to enable it there. You may need to check on the HP laptop forum to see if others have used this card. HP had a history of only "whitelisting" certain cards in the bios, and one could not install other cards. It would be very shortsighted of them not to whitelist such a common, high quality card as the Intel, but it is not impossible. Let us know what happens.
     
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    So, I enabled the wifi card in the bios like this in pic https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Lt3MS5HVgvqMST7x-aq6l0royBg2ZHVP/view?usp=drivesdk
    After that i restarted still didn't not see it in device manager
    So, i downloaded the drivers for it from intel's website and installed them and yet it did not show up
    After that i went to device manager and added it as a legacy hardware and got this error
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ML8uKWkPIFJDwCmrwWkrF4pgmMcDgQP0/view?usp=drivesdk
    And after it i did not know what else to do so i came to tell you everything hoping you would help and thanks in advance
     
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