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#228681 17-Jan-2018 10:25
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Card Model Num: 633ANHMW

 

Plenty of secondhand WLAN modules available on eBay, but just wondering if anyone has one lying around.

 

My WiFi is pretty intermittent and 5GHz has disappeared altogether. Ethernet is fine.


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  #1941383 17-Jan-2018 10:51
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Perhaps go to partsurfer.hp.com or empr.co.nz and find out the list of computer models that have that same wifi card.  People are less likely to know the models of their wifi cards but may have an faulty Probook 450 G1 (for example) floating around that they can pull a card from.





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  #1941387 17-Jan-2018 10:53
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Since HP WLAN is BIOS whitelisted I would stick with the same 'generation' of cards.

 

 

Have you checked the antenna cable connection is not loose? The card should also have a SPS part identifier on its label.

 
 
 
 




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  #1941467 17-Jan-2018 12:32
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@Dynamic. Thanks for the links. The card seems to be in the main confined to HP or HP/Compaq Elitebooks 8400, 8500, 8600 & 8700 series, with the occasional HP ProBook 6400 & 6500 series thrown in. Full list here if anyone is interested for me https://store.emprgroup.co.nz/p-165440-572511-001.aspx Price is around $200, so if GZers have nothing lying around I guess it will be eBay. Given that it was bought in 2011, I don't want to spend huge amounts. Bloody reliable though - even running Win 10 :-)

 

 

 

@yitz. Yup, already had the card out and reseated, so it wasn't that issue. SPS is 572511-001 0G as used the empr link above.


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  #1941480 17-Jan-2018 12:43
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If you don't have any GZ luck, there are a number of Elitebooks of that generation on TM for $1 reserve due to various faults.  A couple where poickup is required but if you offer them $20 and just tell them to toss the charger and wrap some sellotape around the laptop before putting an address sticker on the lid they might be happy to post it.  Even if it falls out of the courier van the WiFi card won't be damaged!





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  #1941484 17-Jan-2018 12:51
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Not my auction, there is also this N6205, might be harder to find the 6300.

 

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/other/auction-1518800083.htm



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  #1941497 17-Jan-2018 13:07
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@Dynamic. Looking at the TM links the dollar reserve ones go for $30+. "New" cards on eBay can be had for under $10 https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=633anhmw&rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=3&_trksid=p2045573.m1684

 

Besides, I've been told to get rid of my old junk - not add to it :-(

 

 

 

@yitz, wrong one, mine has 3 antenna cables. Thanks anyway.


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  #1941499 17-Jan-2018 13:11
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Hahaha good as gold

 

I think the 3x3 cards (3x transmit and receive) were uncommon/expensive, so you may need to settle for a 2x2 card and only get up to 300mbps wireless speeds as opposed to the theoretical 450mbps speeds the faulty card could reach under ridiculously ideal circumstances.





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  #1941507 17-Jan-2018 13:22
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You would just leave the third unplugged as N6205 only takes 2 (MAIN and AUX).

 

 

I do understand though if you are specifically looking for someone who has the higher spec Centrino Ultimate N6300 card.

 

 

Depending on your overall Wi-Fi setup and the performance you were receiving previously, I don't think it would make much difference really as most APs only do 2x2 802.11n.

 

 

You should also be able to disable the Bluetooth on the N6205 if you need to for security reasons.

 

 

Last time I was looking for a specific whitelisted WLAN card I ordered one off Aliexpress and it only took 2 weeks to arrive.



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  #1941522 17-Jan-2018 13:42
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Thanks both, I've ordered one of eBay for $8. I wait with baited breath........

 

 

 

As an aside, as non-gamer, I really only find anything over 2.4GHz useful when doing huge data transfers. Other than that 2.4 is fine.


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  #1941733 17-Jan-2018 22:44
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FWIW There are plenty of modded bioses around to get around HP whitelisting if you hunt around the internet.





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  #1941734 17-Jan-2018 22:44
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FWIW There are plenty of modded bioses around to get around HP whitelisting if you hunt around the internet.





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