Esqulax Posted March 3, 2009 Share Posted March 3, 2009 A while back, i bought an Advent 4211 - Basically a re-branded MSI Wind. Its portable, and powerful enough for what I'll use it for, so i thought i'd play with it a bit :) First thing first, i threw ubuntu on there, installed from USB, and found the on-board wifi card was crap and diddnt support monitor mode. What would you do? Zactly... I bought a new wireless card twas a Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG, cost about £11 ($20ish) Pretty straightforward installation, but ill put pix up for people anyways (Mobile phone quality)... Ok, take out the battery, and undo the screws. On some models, one of the screws is hidden beneath a label, on mine it wasnt, but your looking to take out 9 screws in total (3 on left, 3 along top, 2 in middle, and 1 on bottom right corner) assuming the lappy is orientated as in the following pic. now the cover is off, you can see all the gubbins within. The wireless card is on the right, next to the Hard Drive. there is a single screw holding it in on the bottom left corner of the card. Note that if you want to remove the HDD, you must remove this screw/card to find another screw underneath. it should pop up slightly, so pull it out Here is the old wireless card, with the black n grey/white wires attached to it. unplug the wires... and plug 'em into the new card, in this case the Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG, there is useful arrows indicating where the appropriate colour wire goes. Handy :) Pop it in the hole that the old one came out of, now it might be a bit of a squeeze with the cables for the antenna etc, because of the positioning of the connectors on the card, but with some creative cable-stuffing it'll fit snugly.. just make sure no cable is spilling over into the battery compartment, cos you dont wanna accidently cut it when replacing the cover! Pop the cover back on, 9 screws, Done. flip her over, turn her on! ;) Make sure the wireless is on (fn+f11), and well.. Ubuntu has automatic drivers for it :) Theyre going to be changed for the ipwraw or madwifi drivers to solve some "monitor mode" issues. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.