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I have an HP Mini 311-1100 on which I run Arch Linux. The wireless adapter a broadcom bcm4312 has more or less given up the ghost and it was problematic to begin with so I am looking to replace it. I ordered an Intel wifi link 1000 b/g/n half mini pci-e card but a day after ordering it I find out that the 311 has some kind of whitelist on the pci-e and usb slots that will prevent certain devices from booting. This means the intel card is unlikely to work.

Does anyone here have any idea how I could get around this or have and HP mini and no what might work? It appears that the whitelist just prevents it from booting with the device. Would it be possible to have some kind of hot pluggable usb NIC?
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They have a hacked bios for the 311 to allow white listed components, and also overclocking wink.gif I personally have a Dell wireless N card in my HP mini 311, and with the hacked bios overclocked to 2.4GHZ

You might want to check out myhpmini.com for some ideas -
- Here is a "how to" on installing the bios, overclocking, ect.
http://www.myhpmini.com/forum/hacked-bios-readme-t3402.html

http://www.myhpmini.com/forum/hp-mini-311-hardware-upgrades-f54.html
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Thank you!

I had read about that but for some reason whenever I search for it all I got was an old thread with a dead link to the bios files.
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OK so I got it working it was an enormous PITA!

I couldn't get it to flash via usb as the tutorials suggested and I was running linux so I had to put in an extra notebook hdd I had install windows then use the flash utility.

The wireless works now but for some reason I cannot seem to boot linux without disabling the ACPI module. confused.gif
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Did you do this after your install of linux? You may want to do a fresh install as it may install chip set drivers differently? I'm not really too familiar with linux but maybe this will help? http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/HP_mini_311

I know its not the same version of linux youre running, but maybe something in there will be related smile.gif
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I found a better option and booted with pci=noapci. Now it boots fine and I have full power control.
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