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what replace WiFi Intel n1030 in HP dv6 Pavilion?

master-x
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Happy New Year! HELP! My WiFi is not working well. Can anyone help me with choosing a newer WiFi card (modern WiFi)?

I want to replace the wifi module Intel Centrino n1030 with a newer model 5GHz with Bluetooth and WiDi. Is there a list of supported network cards for my Notebook model HP dv6-6b30ew?

Found a description in the HP manual about supported adapters.

I was not answered in the community:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03015537

These adapters, together with the Intel n1030, are already outdated, if they are on sale, then at the price of modern ones.

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/what-replace-WiFi-Intel-n1030-in-HP-d...

Please help me, I am Belarusian

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n_scott_pearson
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The Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 comes in the PCIe Half Mini Wireless Card (HMW) form factor. You will be limited to cards that also come in this form factor.

The top card in the HMW form factor is the Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 7260.HMW. This card has been discontinued, but lots of stock still seems to be available from Amazon and other retailers. You can see this card here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MV3N7UO. Its cost is under 24 USD (62 BYN). There are drivers available for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I can provide them if you cannot find them.

Now, all of that said, you will still need to contact HP to ensure that this card can be used in your laptop. Some manufacturers build Inclusion Lists and/or Exclusion Lists into their systems and these will effectively limit which cards you can use. I do not know if HP followed this practice back then; you will have to ask them.

Hope this helps,

...S

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Sebastian_M_Intel
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Hello master-x, 

 

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities. 

 

Our suggestions are very limited, this is something that the system manufacturer (OEM) should help you with. You may want to use the list of validated products in the manual you mentioned before. 

 

Please be aware that the installation or use of Intel® Wireless Adapters is subject to country-specific legal regulations. A Wireless Adapter installed in a system that is being sold on the market doesn't necessarily mean that the same wireless adapter can be used or installed in another system for the above mentioned reason. As each country may have different regulatory requirements, before you install/change the Wireless Adapter in a system, you must contact the OEM to determine if the adapter you plan to install is approved for use in your system and country. You are required to follow the OEM post-approval requirements. You can check that here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005687/network-and-i-o/wireless.html  

 

Additionally, if the OEM offers you the compatible wireless cards, they might be able to sell them to you (or at least give you the exact part number), also, they can help you with the installation process and warranty coverage if applicable.   

   

Regards,  

  

Sebastian M  

Intel Customer Support Technician  


master-x
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n_scott_pearson
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The Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 comes in the PCIe Half Mini Wireless Card (HMW) form factor. You will be limited to cards that also come in this form factor.

The top card in the HMW form factor is the Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 7260.HMW. This card has been discontinued, but lots of stock still seems to be available from Amazon and other retailers. You can see this card here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MV3N7UO. Its cost is under 24 USD (62 BYN). There are drivers available for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I can provide them if you cannot find them.

Now, all of that said, you will still need to contact HP to ensure that this card can be used in your laptop. Some manufacturers build Inclusion Lists and/or Exclusion Lists into their systems and these will effectively limit which cards you can use. I do not know if HP followed this practice back then; you will have to ask them.

Hope this helps,

...S

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master-x
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Sebastian_M_Intel
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Hello master-x,  

 

Thank you for your reply. 

 

As you contacted the OEM and the post was marked as solved, we will close this inquiry.  

 

If you have any additional questions, please post a new thread and we will gladly assist you. Please be aware that this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel.  

 

Regards,   

   

Sebastian M   

Intel Customer Support Technician   


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