best WIFI/Bluetooth combo for Probook 6475b

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  1. cognus

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    I'm betting there is a consensus as to the best wifi card replacement for the venerable probook 6475b?
    someone pls advise. This one has the original
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4359&SUBSYS_182C103C&REV_00
    Broadcom BCM943228HM4L


    THANK YOU!
     
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    BUMP.
    pls
     
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    I've tested literally two boxes of different wifi+bluetooth combos (aproximately a hundred, prerhaps a hundred plus a dozen, surely not all of them were different models, but rather different samples nonetheless). And none of them had any bluetooth functionality under Win10. Several of them were simultaneously tested in an Acer laptop right by the side, and worked like a charm. Conclusion was: one can get wifi functionality from virtually any module, yet bluetooth is only available from a dedicated usb module in the front under the touchpad nearby the modem. And yes, it is going to be very weak, thanks to magnesium bezel and aluminium palmrest.
    Me myself ended with an intel 7260 dual band + bluetooth 4.0 combo, no operational BT obviously, but with an AC mode.
     
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    Wow! Admire your diligence. Did you happen to go through a few USB type combos? Any good ones?
     
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    Please elaborate what are "USB type combos".
     
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    External USB - attached wifi - BT combo receiver
     
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    No, unfortunately we didn't have any of those. Several USB wifi dongles had been tested, along with bluetooth dongles, but separate, not combos. Everything worked just fine. I also do not think there would be any restrictions on external modules.
     
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