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Windows 7: laptop wireless card replacement???

11 Sep 2009   #1
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
laptop wireless card replacement???

I have a Compaq (HP) CQ60-418DX with a Atheros AR5007 and I am currently on a wireless G connection, my wife's netbook is getting better speeds then I am, I feel like I am on dial up still.

So anyone know of a good mini PCI express card for laptops with high performance? The card is mega easy to get at so the upgrade part will take less then 2 minutes, this laptop has ports for almost everything upgradeable on the laptop.

I want this upgrade so I can download the Free 3D models from DAZ3D for my artwork and to play a little America's Army 3 and Unreal Tournament. Yes I was a gamer once.

Oh or a driver that might work, I found a 32bit driver but running 64bit and not sure if that will work or not but I think finding a better card will serve me better over time, as I plan to upgrade everything I can along the way.
Thanks in advance for any help.


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11 Sep 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Hm...I am not sure where you would be able to buy an internal wireless card...if it isn't a driver issue have you thought of an express card slot graphics card...like a linksys from Wal-Mart. I have a friend with one and he says it works great

EDIT: I meant a express card slot wireless card...
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11 Sep 2009   #3
johngalt

 

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11 Sep 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Thanks for that John...I might get the Intel 49XX for myself and give my mom my 39xx in my laptop
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11 Sep 2009   #5
johngalt

 

Now that I know that these things can be replaced easily enough, I think it might be time to upgrade a certain laptop (not mine) to Wireless N Draft 2....

Taking apart laptops for cleaning is a wonderful thing - you really get to play with the guts and see what can and what cannot be replaced....
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11 Sep 2009   #6
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Speaking of that I realized a bit back that my 8600M GT can be removed...do you think that there is a possibility that I could upgrade it to an 9600M GT?
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11 Sep 2009   #7
johngalt

 

Whoops - not what I wanted to post lol....

I searched for mini pci express graphics cards and got zilch - changed it to video cards an got...wireless NICs lol
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11 Sep 2009   #8
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Whoops - not what I wanted to post lol....

I searched for mini pci express graphics cards and got zilch - changed it to video cards an got...wireless NICs lol
looks like that might be a no...
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11 Sep 2009   #9
johngalt

 

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11 Sep 2009   #10
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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