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February 5, 2013 12:13:41 AM

So,

I'm hoping to get an Acer V3-571G-6407 soon... It seems like a really good deal.

The last Acer I had had an intermittent WiFi card and I had to downgrade to my spare (which I'm running on now :(  )

I want to nip these problems in the bud this time as I have found a few threads complaining about the wifi cards on the V3-571G-6407.

SO:

1. Is it possible to replace the wWiFi card on the Aspire V3-571G-6407?

1.1. Is it not overly difficult to do?

2. If so, what WiFi cards can I replace the Atheros with?

2.2. What options do I have that are b/g/n/+Bluetooth?

yeah...

My thanks to anyone who can answer this.

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a c 249 D Laptop
February 5, 2013 12:16:56 AM

Hi :) 

I own a laptop repair company...

Its a LOT easier to just buy a USB one...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 5, 2013 2:04:06 AM

I know that having an external is easier, but I would VERY strongly prefer to have a good internal... I appreciate the tip, Brett, but I don't want another usb device floating around my backpack (as they tend to get broken...).

I know a guy who does computer repairs who could do it for me. I just need to know what card to order.
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a b D Laptop
February 5, 2013 2:56:04 AM

did you contact acer since this laptop got windows 8 it must be still under warranty .
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February 5, 2013 3:09:29 PM

I don't have the laptop yet. My previous Acer had the problem and I have seen numerous complaints from *other* users who already have the laptop and the exact same problem.
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February 5, 2013 3:18:21 PM

that acer laptop you put on is having a broadcom chipset google the name and you will have all the specs .
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February 6, 2013 2:45:45 AM

So I found the card.

It's a "Broadcom 43228"

The only thing I can find called that is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/HP-669832-001-Broadcom-802-11abgn...

The Broadcom website doesn't show up anything when I search for 43228.

Thanks for your help, Scout, but I still have no idea of a replacement card.

Can someone point me there?
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February 6, 2013 2:55:14 AM

If I had to guess it is probably a half mini pci-e. The Intel 6235 would be a good replacement. I am thinking of putting one in my Acer 5750 to upgrade my Atheros chip. On my Acer the WiFi chip is on the bottom of the computer, less than 5 min to swap a new one in.
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-6235AN-HMWWB-Centrino-Advan...

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February 6, 2013 3:02:05 AM

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February 6, 2013 3:05:50 AM

nnorton44 said:
If I had to guess it is probably a half mini pci-e. The Intel 6235 would be a good replacement. I am thinking of putting one in my Acer 5750 to upgrade my Atheros chip. On my Acer the WiFi chip is on the bottom of the computer, less than 5 min to swap a new one in.
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-6235AN-HMWWB-Centrino-Advan...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/410s1HLpPbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


Wow, thanks! That nailed it on the head.

My old computer was the 5750! Thank you so much, maybe I'll stick one in there as well and see if it perks up... :lol: 

Thanks again, Norton!
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February 13, 2013 10:01:34 PM

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