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AcaCandy
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Ralink rt3090 wifi card replacement

HP G42
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

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. :indifferent:

 

 

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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. 

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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. :HalfEyes:

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