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04-18-2012 01:38 AM
Hi,i am trying to up grade my laptops wifi card from the one that came built in to it (802.11g,), to a 802.11n card but i can not seem to find upgraded card any where, is it possible and if so were to find? regards daz
hp g70 120ea
using windows 7 pro 32 bit
part number on card 459339/002
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04-18-2012 05:55 AM
Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook.
Supported wireless cards with HP part numbers can be found in Chapter 3 starting on page 3-5.
If you want a dual band (2.4 GHz/5.0 GHz) card, then you will want the Atheros AR9280 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN module.
Make sure you get one with the HP part number on it or it will not work.
Also make sure you get the part number that works for the country you live in.
For example if you live in the USA or Canada you would need part # 482260-001
You can find bargains on eBay for used but tested and working wireless cards.
Do your search by the part number, not the model number!
If you want to buy a new one from HP, you can order it at the link below and enter the part # in the box. $58.16 in the USA.
04-18-2012 01:06 PM
thanks Paul for your help,just to clarify ,i have a 459339/002 atheros ar2425
802.11b/g and according to the hp parts list i need a 480985-001 intel wifi link 5100 a/b/g/n and if i find one with the part number 480985-001 on it,it should work straight away, do i need to download any drivers or any thing else,regards darren ( in uk )
04-18-2012 02:25 PM
Yes, for the UK, the Intel 5100 should work just fine with the part number you posted from the manual.
You will need to install drivers.
Below is the link to the latest drivers direct from Intel.
You need the first download listed (driver only - 32 bit).
Please post back and let us know how the upgrade went for you.