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HP dv6227cl Wireless Card


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Anybody know what type of wireless card this model of HP has? It's an HP dv6227cl. The other day it worked just fine then the next day I rebooted the machine and all of a sudden the computer won't even detect it. Not device manager, not even booting a live linux distro as it did detect it before. I have removed and re-inserted it, but that didn't help.

I thought it was a "mini-pci" but when searching for mini-pci cards they seemed to look a bit thicker than mine. Mini-ExpressCard maybe? I'm hoping the card just went bad so I'm gonna get a new one.

I have downloaded the reference manual from HP's website but all it says is "mini wlan module".

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Yea I've googled that exact same string. It does have a warranty I was mainly interested in the type of bus the card uses, because when researching mini pci those cards looked a bit wider then mine. Also I really don't want to send it in just for a bad wireless card I would much rather buy a more powerful one and pop it in myself.

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When you say windows isn't detecting it, I assume its not showing in device manager? Have you checked that you havn't disabled it with a hardware switch / key stroke (only mention it as I've spent hours flashing firmware on routers and laptops  :lol: only to find I've been silly)

I would try using a linux live CD - maybe the 'Ultimate Boot CD' will be helpful - not sure if you can scan network devices with it, but at least this will tell you if its a Windows issue or if the card is tottally broken. Can't you just call HP and ask? I know there phone support in the UK is quite fast and also the calls are charged at national rate (so its not going to cost a fortune to speak to them - they also do live web chat I belive)

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Yea calling them is my last resort. Also I mentioned in my first post I had already tried a live cd and all that good stuff with no luck when it did detect it before. I'm positive there is no hardware switch and it's not disabled. I tri-boot on my lap-top and before my version of linux detected it just fine and now it doesn't see it at all neither does a live cd. I'm just wondering what type of wireless card this is. Like I said as far as the HP reference manual it just says mini wlan module, but i'm sure that is not the type of bus/slot it fits in.

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