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06-12-2012 04:56 AM
does anyone know, is Ralink 3592BC8 (part number 630813-001) supported in HP Pavilion dv6-3155sr (product number XX567EA)? Currently i have RT3090 WiFi / BT combo device.
They look pretty the same, but one thing that confufes me, is that 3090 is 1T/1R model, and 3592 is 2T/2R... But both have 2 antenna connectors.
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06-12-2012 05:16 AM
Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook:
Supported wireless cards with HP part numbers are listed in Chapter 3 starting on page 23.
The card you referenced is not supported according to the manual.
If you are looking for a dual band card, your only choices would be the Centrino 6250 (US only) or the Broadcom 43224, but you would be sacrificing your bluetooth capability with either card.
Installing any other card other than those listed in the service manual will not work.
You must also purchase one of the supported cards listed in the service manual with the HP part number on it or it also won't work.
Changing out wireless cards in HP notebooks is very hard to do,
06-13-2012 05:41 AM
thanks for quick reply.
Could you please tell me, is this a software (bios) or hardware limitation? If it is software only, i can go with it.
Thanks in advance.
06-13-2012 05:43 AM
You're very welcome.
It is a BIOS lockout. Unless you know how to modify the BIOS to allow inclusion for all wireless cards, the PC won't even boot up until you remove the unsupported WLAN card.
I don't know how, or if the BIOS in your PC can be hacked.
06-13-2012 07:56 AM - edited 06-13-2012 07:57 AM
Thank you Paul. I decided to order 619997-001 and do not bother with BIOS modding.
But anyway HP policy looks strange to me - Ralink device is supplied with large number of other HP notebooks, so why it is not allowed to use in my one? Maybe HP staff is just too lazy to put Ralink device in mine's BIOS whitelist...
06-13-2012 08:01 AM
You're very welcome.
I wish I knew why they don't include support for more cards.
Dell doesn't have such a restriction. You can put any wireless card you want in their PC's as long as it is compatible with the slot and form factor of the card.
The card you ordered is only good if you live in the United States, so I hope you do.
06-13-2012 08:15 AM
It will either not boot (Not supported in BIOS), or won't work (you can't connect).
If you look at the manual, you have to also look carefully at the list of countries listed for each part number.
That is why I mentioned the only other card you could get was the Broadcom one if you didn't live in the USA.
I think HP accepts returns.
06-13-2012 08:42 AM
Well, BIOS on HP support portal is the same that on local support site, and binary they are identical.
My WiFi router has "United States" setting, so i think i will be able to connect.
Next, on Intel website there is no mention about countries/regions etc.
So i will give it a try