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D-Link 520+ NIC = TI ACX 100 Compatible Internal WIFI Dell

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Last response: in Components
March 24, 2007 3:59:49 AM

Well, this is as good a place as any for this tidbit, I thought his was too good a hack to not share somewhere....

If you have an old D-Link Air Plus DWL-520+...
Wi-Fi card for a desktop.... and you have a needy old laptop...
take the two screws out and pull the D-Link Air Plus
Logo cover off and throw it away

Pull the card out of the mini PCI connector and
Guess what?

You have a Texas Instruments ACX 100 Internal Wireless Interface card that fit and WORKED in my old Dell Latitude 610

Pull off the antenna connector, and cut the wire
( it comes from the power supply )
close to the circuit board with finger nail clippers

and guess what?

I took the bottom cover off my old dell latitude 610
running Ubuntu and the dang thing WORKED!!


Im still blown at my incredible luck this evening

apparantly the old d-link pci card accepts and coverts
laptop mini internal pci cards for desktop use..


Arnie Lerma

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August 19, 2009 8:48:14 AM

I've downloaded a few drivers for D-Link Air Plus DWL-520+ but none of them fits. Just wondering if you could post a link for a copy of your driver so that I can try it out. Hopefully your copy will solve my problem. Thank you in advance.