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Nc4010 wifi.

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June 14, 2010 8:07:41 AM

Hello,I have an hp nc4010 and wish to insert a wifi card. I have tried an intel Pro 2200bg, and a broadcom 54g.The drivers have been downloaded but when the card is inserted I get an error message 104 stating the network card is not supported. What card will function on this unit?
Thanks in advance.
Alan

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June 14, 2010 12:51:30 PM

Well, those nice people at HP have locked the BIOS so that it will only accept an HP branded card rather than one which is functionally identical but not HP.

I can't see the point of including an accessible standard interface like that if it is then crippled -- but HP have to pay for their pensions I guess.

Instead use a USB stick and vow not to buy HP again (though Dell aren't above dirty tricks like this either).
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