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littleflyer
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Update from 802.11g to 802.11n

Hi,

I have an HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook pc, its about 4 yrs old, originally running Vista home premium, now running Windows 7 home premium, with a Broadcom 802.11g Network adapter ( NViDIA n Force network controller ).

Is is possible to update to 802.11n.

Where do I get a card from ?

Do you get software with it ?

Are there any driver updates ?

And will it work  ?/

 

I am changing over to Sky which will have BT broadband ( not infinity )

 

Thanks in anticipation

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

What is the exact model # of your PC?  You can post the product # found on the sticker with your serial number if you don't know. it will look something like this:  PW524AA#ABA

 

I have a dv6810us and it uses the same service manual as the dv6500 series notebooks.

 

I installed a Broadcom 4321AGN 802.11a/b/g/n module Part # 434661-001. That part # works in the USA and Canada.

 

I replaced the Atheros 5007 card it came with.

 

I got it used on eBay for less than $10. I did a search by the part number.

 

That is the only wireless N card supported in that notebook series.

 

They are still available on eBay. Make sure you only get one with that specific part number or it won't work. Personally, I would only buy the ones that actually show that part number on the sticker in the photo.

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=434661-001&_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%...

 

HP no longer carries it. You would need to find a reseller.

 

I cannot stress it enough...it must be that card and it must have the HP part number I referenced or it will not work. Your notebook won't even boot up until the unsupported card is removed.

 

Below is the link to the W7 driver should you decide to purchase a card:

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=32...

 

Get a good Philips screwdriver because those 2 screws holding the card down are tight!

 

Paul

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littleflyer
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Paul,

Many thanks for quick response, sounds like theres more chances of it going wrong than going right. Maybe I will just leave it as is.

I think I will give it a bit more thought.

Thanks once again.

Kevin

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pepe999
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littleflyer wrote:

Paul,

Many thanks for quick response, sounds like theres more chances of it going wrong than going right. Maybe I will just leave it as is.

I think I will give it a bit more thought.

Thanks once again.

Kevin


Hi Kevin,

It's not as difficult as it looks like. I also have a BT Broadband (not Infinity yet) and use a BT HomeHub 3. When I get home, I'll look for the compatible cards. So far Paul is probably right and there is just one so I will help you to get the compatible one..:smileyhappy:

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pepe999
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Maintenance and service guide for a Dv6500 laptop: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01295877.pdf

For a laptop based on an Intel chipset you may use an Intel 4965a/b/g/n part number for the UK (guess BT broadband + SKY) is: 441086-002

For a laptop based on an AMD chipset should be used a Broadcom 4321AGN part number: 434661-002

I don't know why but on the internet that Broadcom card is listed as ABG and not AGN as the card is listed in the manual. It looks like there is no a compatible 802.11n wireless card for a Dv6500 AMD laptop..

Intel: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-PAVILION-DV2700-WIFI-WIRELESS-CARD-441086-002-/230696763995?pt=UK_Compu...

 

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi, Pepe:

 

I have the Broadcom 4321 in my notebook. It is definitely N and both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz capable.

 

But being here in the USA, I use the part number ending in -001

 

I suggest Kevin (or you) look on eBay UK and search by the part number and see what comes up there.

 

Paul

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pepe999
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Paul_Tikkanen wrote:

Hi, Pepe:

 

I have the Broadcom 4321 in my notebook. It is definitely N and both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz capable.

 

But being here in the USA, I use the part number ending in -001

 

I suggest Kevin (or you) look on eBay UK and search by the part number and see what comes up there.

 

Paul


Hi Paul,

I couldn't find any on ebay but some of them are in spare part stores...

http://www.memory4less.net/434661-002.html

http://www.brtpartstore.com/PartStore/Item/Detail?theItemIID=1294531

http://www.impactcomputers.com/434661-002.html

These links say that the card is just an ABG one..

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