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Is there still a hope for this wireless card?

post #1 of 7
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Hey there, I bought an Intel 4965AGN Mini PCI-E card for my netbook as an upgrade, it arrived today so I installed it into the system, replacing an Atheros AR9285.

I finish installing it, put everything in place, and turn on the laptop, go into windows, hoping the system would ask me for drivers or something, but nothing happens...

Yep, nothing...

I opened the device manager, to see if it was listed there as an unknown device, but no luck: I see nothing listed there.

So I install the drivers, hoping it'll install the card, restart, and... still nothing, no signs of life.

So I though "it's either the card, the Mini PCI-e port or I missed a connection"

I opened the netbook, everything was connected properly, so I remove that card and reinsert the Atheros one, and this one is running flawlessly.

Tried again, this time under Ubuntu 10.1 netbook edition (live USB), yet it didn't recognize the card, despite the fact that it should come with the drivers preloaded.

So what's the problem? Is the card pretty much dead? Is there any way to make it work?
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post #2 of 7
Is this for an Acer One? If so there are really picky what wireless they use. It does sound like the card is DOA.
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post #3 of 7
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Nope, Asus 1005HA, theoretically, the card is supossed to work as long as the drivers are installed.
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I'm not familiar with that model. After it is installed try toggling the wireless button to see if it will turn on and show in device manager. Drivers can prevent it from showing in device manager.
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I'll try that option, anything else I could try?
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post #6 of 7
May just be a defective card.
Make sure your wireless switch/button/mechanism is indeed enabled.

I think there was also a BIOS update around January for this model that 'boosts wireless performance' on that card, as it was historically kind of crappy. A few manufacturers put some limitations on what cards are supported through the BIOS, but it through google it looks like people have had success with other cards.
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Ok, I tried all that, also tried to install it manually from the device manager, and still no luck. I'm afraid it's dead.

I have a friend who owns a computer repair shop, I called her and she'll check it this Friday (FUN! FUN! FUN! ), so it'll either work or it won't, and if it doesn't, I'm screwed

I hope I can contact the guy who sold it to me (form ebay) >.<
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