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    New WiFi Card to G73

    Hi

    I'm thinking of replacing my WiFi Card from Atheros to Intel Centrino but I'm not sure which model to choose. (And I still want to have the blutooth opportunity)

    I want your opinion and experience with replacing the WiFi card on the ROG G53/73/74.
    And also is it difficult to replace it?

    (If there is any threads about the exact same subject I would appreciate If you post a link to that thread)

    In advance
    Thank you for all the answers
    Asus G73SW-91058V 3D
    - Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
    - BIOS 205

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    Intel Centrino Advanced 6230.
    Read the User's Manual for more info.



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    Is that card Centrino Advanced 6230 the one you're using in your notebook?
    Do you have any experience with that?
    Asus G73SW-91058V 3D
    - Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
    - BIOS 205

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    Yes as you cn see in my sig. The card is great. It also has bluetooth.
    Read the User's Manual for more info.



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    Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

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    Ahh, didn't see that before you mentioned it. Thak you
    I will look more at Intel Centrino Advanced 6230

    But is it hard to replace it? (what I mean about that is: there is no possible chance of doing it wrong when replacing it such as damage, or similar?)
    Asus G73SW-91058V 3D
    - Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
    - BIOS 205

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    There's always a chance, but it was easy on my G74sx. I don't know about the G73. Perhaps someone will chime in on that.
    Read the User's Manual for more info.



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    Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

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    It's very easy to replace. I haven't done it yet but I did take it out once for fun. It is in the area where the hard drives and ram are. You just pull off the wires and drop it in. I don't know what you do on a software side though. And I though bluetooth was a separate thing in the G73.

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    Thank you for the info I'm still waiting for my Intel Centrino 6230 to come (and a backpack), but haven't got them
    Can't wait to upgrade, to see the difference between Atheros and Intel

    As I have read in other threads here, you have to uninstall the Atheros drivers first (before you pull out the WiFi card) and when the Intel card is in, you simply update that card from Intel's support site
    NOTE: BT won't work with Console 3 ( have to turn it on manually.
    Asus G73SW-91058V 3D
    - Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
    - BIOS 205

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