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fuzon1337
12-11-2011, 09:06 PM
Hi

I recently got my Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 and I'm very happy with the replacement.
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As the title says, I will give you a guide about how to change your WiFi card on your notebook.

1. Uninstall the Atheros drivers from your notebook
-> Go to "Start-menu" right click on "My Computer" hit manage.
-> Go in to device manager, network, find the Atheros card
* Double click on it, go to "drivers"
* Uninstall
(Also you could uninstall Wireless console 3 since it won't work properly with the Intel Card)

2. Turn of your computer
-> Wait to it's turned of
* Take out the battery (to be on the safe site)

3. Take of the panel
-> Unscrew the two screw under your notebook and take of the panel.
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4. Detect your WiFi
-> Plug out the wires (antennas)
-> Then unscrew the two screws on the card.
* The WiFi Card will bend up in 45 degrees
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5. Change your WiFi card
-> Take out your old Atheros card
-> Replace it with your new Intel Centrino
* When you push your new card in, you should hear a click
-> Then screw the two screws back on and place the antennas on the right places
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6. Set the panel back on with the two screws

7. Download new drivers for your card
* Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and drivers for Windows 7 64-Bit* (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20433&ProdId=3315&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%207%20(64-bit)*&DownloadType=%0ASoftware%20Applications%0A)
* Intel® PROSet/Wireless Bluetooth Software for Windows 7 64-Bit* (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20129&ProdId=3315&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%207%20(64-bit)*&DownloadType=%0ASoftware%20Applications%0A)

If you have a network cable that would be very useful since the wireless WiFi won't work before you have installed Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and drivers for Windows.

I hope this guide was useful for you.
Please leave a comment if there is any questions or I may have done wrong and change it :)

PS!
I shall not be liable for any errors if it would occur. This is done at your own risk!

kimiraikkonen
04-02-2018, 10:38 AM
Hello, is that procedure confirmed? At first i wanted to by N6200 or N6300 which havw both no bluetooth, keeping existing stock Broadcom BT-270 in the notebook, but now i'm a bit confused whether N6230 Bluetooth Combo card is fine?

What happens to Wireless Console 3 and FN+F2 keys after upgrading to Intel WLAN CARD?

I have many questions, sorry.