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Old 09-09-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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Replacing laptop wireless mini pcie card in hp pavilion


Hey,

My wireless card in my laptop just broke down (it even doesn't show up with lspci anymore). It was a Broadcom card in HP Pavilion dv6000. I would like to replace this card with an Intel Wireless 349ABG, because I've heard those have open source drivers and should preform very well, unlike the Broadcom card. It is the same size and also has two antenna connectors and you can find them on eBay for cheap.

Will the new card work in my laptop? I don't see any reason why not if mini pcie is standard like regular pci and pcie, but I've heard about laptop vendors checking for unauthorized cards, is this the case with HP? Will the switch and the indication light still work?
 
Old 09-09-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
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http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/H...441086001.aspx << - compatability list

Same part much better price.. ->> http://www.wdpi.com/products/HP/NEW/441086001.html

Dunno what intel KDRN is, but this card is listed as compatible to the HP Pavilion DV6000
All the other listed cards for your laptop are indeed broadcom.
This card it is an A/B/G/N card.

I do not know if you could use just any miniPCI card or not... so I can't answer that question.


Anyone have a clue what KDRN represents, or if the card I've spotted works in Linux ?
 
Old 09-09-2008, 05:55 PM   #3
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Same part much better price.. ->> http://www.wdpi.com/products/HP/NEW/441086001.html
That would be great, but that card has three connections for antenna's and mine only has two. The 349ABG has two connections, so that will definitely fit.

It's a common card, so I guess it will be supported. I think I will give it a try, it's only EUR 17 with shipping.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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Sorry for dusting off and old thread, but did replacing your wireless card work? I too have a DV6000 where the wireless card no longer showed up in lspci. I replaced it with a new one and continued to have the same problem. I'm wondering how you made out.

Thanks,
Eric
 
Old 08-13-2009, 05:48 PM   #5
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Well I bought a new card, but before it arrived the whole laptop broke down and the motherboard had to be replaced. Then the wireless started working again, but I was so disgusted with the laptop that I sold and bought and Aspire One.

There was a problem with the whole dv6000 line with amd chipsets, they would overheat and the chipset would break. In my case the pci broke a little bit before everything gave.

I hope yours wont breakdown. I remember that there was some protection in the bios that prevented to system from booting when it detected unapproved hardware.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 06:08 PM   #6
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ok, thanks!
 
  


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