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April 15, 2009 at 6:48 pm #161895
just got my new nc 20 after retiring my nc10 (well sold it actually but hey) just deciding wether to install an intel 5300 card or one of the other cards (gigabyte etc). Not sure if the intel card works on non intel chipsets so gonna take a gamble. Anyone have any ideas or have already doen the transplantApril 16, 2009 at 6:04 am #189079
The Atheros card in my NC20 works great on my home network, but has problems connecting with my corporate network at work. So I tried to swam in my Intel 4965AGN from my Asus C90S.
The NC20 wouldn’t even recognize that a card was installed. 🙁 Tried installing the drivers, forcing a scan for new devices, etc. As far as the NC20 was concerned, the new Wi-Fi card wasn’t there.
Put the Atheros card back in and it worked fine, so the NC20 BIOS must somehow be geared towards specific Wi-Fi card models. 🙁April 16, 2009 at 7:00 am #189082simcardsMember
the atheros card in my nc20 worked fine straight out of the box
however, my mrs got her pink nc10 yesterday with the same card in it and has all sorts of problems, when she tries to connect she keeps getting the message “aquiring network address” – constantlyApril 16, 2009 at 8:25 am #189072jezMember
has anyone got some pics of the NC20 insides they can share? 🙂April 16, 2009 at 3:36 pm #189076
The Intel 5300 card works great in my NC20 — you’ll find ample room for a third antenna under the right palmrest.April 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm #189080
Weird. I wonder why the other Intel card wouldn’t work in my NC20. Did you have to do anything special to get it recognized? Also, where did you find a third antenna?April 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm #189077
Nope, the 5300 card was recognized without any special changes. Win7 even finds it during installation and loads the correct drivers. I got the third antenna from OxfordTEC (WAEISO3).April 16, 2009 at 9:06 pm #189073
this was the same as the nc10 when i did the upgrade to 5300 on that it was ok ( sticky on nc10 forum)
i will be opening the nc20 soon as i get the card and aerial so if no one does beofre ill make sure i take some piccies like before.
thanks for confiming the card works.April 16, 2009 at 9:08 pm #189074
atheros cards are known to be fussy with certain router chipsets.
regards to the acquiring network address problem are you running a bt homehub 2 by any chance. this router has i believe the broadcom chipset, i get the same with my hp lappy and you have to change the channel on the router from automatic to a dedicated channel.April 17, 2009 at 4:50 am #189081
Weird that the 5300 works and the 4965AGN didn’t. Just ordered a 5300.
Does the 5300 let you disable the WiFi card with the hotkey combo?April 17, 2009 at 5:41 am #189078
The Fn+F9 hotkey combo disables the 5300 just fine, though I haven’t had a chance to test this in XP.June 4, 2009 at 10:14 pm #189075AlfiharParticipant
Doh wrong thread…
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