01-25-2017 12:34 PM
I purchased a used laptop, HP G42, and the wifi was working fine, however in the last day or so, it stopped connecting to the internet. I have decided that the adapter died and needed to be replaced.
In my naivity, I "assumed" (maybe a bad idea) that I could just throw another one in from my spare box of parts. NO? Really? I get a message that the wifi adapter isn't supported by the bios? Am I to believe that this is a "proprietary" wifi lan card?
I'm hoping not, but am not feeling the HP love here.
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01-25-2017 12:39 PM
Believe it. Your laptop has the infamous HP "whitelist" that restricts operation to certain specific wireless cards. A compatible card can be found for as little as $5 on amazon.com but its gotta be one of the right ones or you get that message. Don't shoot the messenger, please.
01-25-2017 12:53 PM
Thanks for the speedy reply. I had a feeling that would be the answer. I'll just have to dig deeper into the pile of "obsolete" parts........or at the time I figured they were obsolete, everything that is old is new again.