Alternative wireless adapter options

I want to change my wifi adapter for my laptop. It's windows 10 and currently has ralink 3290 wireless b/g/n adapter.

I want to know the alternatives for it that can be better and faster Internet.

Need some advice guys.

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Here is an article with a general overview of what to consider when changing a WLAN card.

Here is a post from the HP forum detailing someones upgrade from the same card


1. Identify wither or not your card is full or half size, the ralink 3290 is half size.

2. Identify how many antenna it has, the ralink 3290 has 2.

3. Find a card that is similar.

4. Make sure there are divers available for the new card.

5. Buy the card.

6. Install it.

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It's half size.

Got 2 antennas.

It would be grateful if you could do some research and actually give me the model for the adapter.

I am not very good with computers


This one looks good, it capable of a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 BLE.

Product info:


Available on amazon here:

Hope it helps.

Let me know if you have any other questions or problems installing the card.


Hi Conor

Thanks you so much for the help.

Just one last question before I order the above Intel Wireless Adapter.

According to the post from HP forum you mentioned to me, will it follow hp whitelist and will my laptop pick the adapter; is it compatible with my laptop's model.


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