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03-20-2012 08:12 AM
The wireless card in my wife's laptop will not run /n & she wants higher speed internet access - our VirginMedia superhub will run at 5GHz & so will my laptop. Can I replace the wifi card in the DM1 1102sa model, if so what should i order & is it an easy task to swap?
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03-20-2012 08:33 AM
Below is the link to the dm1 service manual.
Supported wireless cards can be found in chapter 3 starting on page 3-5.
Please note the following:
1. The card must only be one of the ones listed in the service manual. Any other model will not work.
2. The card must have the HP part number on it or it will not work.
The only dual band (2.4/5.0 GHz) card available for this model is the Broadcom 4322AGN 802.11b/g/n WLAN module.
You can purchase one directly from HP at the link below. If you don't live in the United States, change the country at the top of the page to place your order.
Make sure you query your search for a card by the correct part number based on what country you live in.
You can also find the cards much cheaper on eBay in used but tested and working condition.
Again, query your seach by the HP part number, not the model of the card to avoid disappointment.
You can find the removal and replacement procedures for the wireless card in chapter 4, starting on page 4-11.
I think most people would consider it a relatively easy task to change out the card.
03-20-2012 09:51 AM
You're very welcome.
As long as you get the card with part # 518436-002 for use in the UK, you should be fine.
4 quid sure beats 25 & 88.
Please post back, and let us know how the upgrade went.