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04-01-2012 07:36 AM
04-01-2012 09:08 AM - edited 04-01-2012 09:12 AM
Unfortunately, the part number listed in the service manual for the Intel 6230 is incorrect, and no one here or at HP knows what the right one is.
And since HP locks out of the BIOS any cards not listed in the service manual (and they must have the HP Part # on them or they won't work), I don't believe you have any other dual band options.
Check your service manual for the list of supported cards and part numbers. I do not have any information on whether or not those part numbers are OK. Hopefully they are.
HP should take the part back if for some reason it is incorrect or doesn't work.
See chapter 3, pages 31 & 32 for the supported cards and part #'s.
Also pay particular attention to the list...some are for any model dv6, and some are only for those with AMD or Intel processors.
I don't see the part number you referenced in the list of parts and when I entered it in the HP parts store website, it just says to contact reseller and does not list what models it will work in. Normally when you click on a part that is available in the HP parts store, it gives a list of models it will work in.
04-03-2012 06:42 AM
04-03-2012 06:48 AM
Unfortunately, I do not know anything about running the modified BIOS.
If you are an advanced user, and can follow the instructions to install the modified bios, then I suppose using a modified BIOS would be OK. Several people have done this without any problems.
However, you will not be able to update the BIOS once you install a modified BIOS.
If an update were to work, the new BIOS would put the whitelist back in, and your WLAN card would have to be removed.
04-04-2012 06:28 AM
Once again I thank you for helping me.
I can follow the indtructions well for installing modified BIOS and underrstand the procedure and the risks of it.
After that BIOS update with fixed mode for graphic I don't think HP can provide me with any other useful updates.
So being unable to update my BIOS is quite allright with me.
What troubles my mind is finding a safe version of modified BIOS which alows me to change BIOS setting without freezing the laptop and without giving any errors..
If you know a place from where I can get a good version of moded BIOS please be kind enough to mention it or post a link.
Only a few volunteers to help others these day.
really appriciate your help.
04-04-2012 07:12 AM
I don't know specifically of where you can download a mod for a dv6, but perhaps this link will be of help to you.
04-05-2012 08:11 AM
I have been doing a lot of browsing to check for solutions other than using modded BIOS as a lot of them were reported to be unstable.
I came across this forum which seems to be really interesting.
The adapter Ralink RT3592BC8 is included in the whitelist of the BIOS according to iyshannon of above forum.
I am going to check it out when I have time and will post my result here.
I thank him too for sharing it with others.