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Laptop doesn't power up new wireless card

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March 16, 2010 7:34:18 PM

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pi 1505 laptop, and it has a Intel 3945ABG wireless card in mini PCIe form in factory default. But I want to pass to wireless-n, so I bought this card: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWNX:IT

BCM4322 based wireless-n card, in same mini PCIe form, plugged it to my laptop. Windows 7 opened, recognized the card and installed drivers automatically, everything is rigth until this. But laptop keeps wireless card at "power off" mode, Windows's troubleshooter says the same:"Your laptops wireless ON/OFF switch is at off position, please switch it ON", but the switch is at ON all the time, and I tried both ON an OFF, no change. Wireless LED is also not lights up. It is like, laptop's BIOS restricts the wireless card.

Is there anyone who can help me, please?

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March 16, 2010 9:17:32 PM

Fixx wrote: "It is like, laptop's BIOS restricts the wireless card."

This is not unheard of -- I'd contact Fujitsu and ask them (if they have restricted the choice) why they bother to offer mini PCI connection, and allow user access that implies that the unit can be changed.
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