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I'm trying to upgrade the Intel 2100b wi-fi card in my Toshiba Tecra
S1 to a wireless G card, as my university is restricting access to the
campus network to G cards only.
I've known about various difficulties with changing out these cards,
but i thought i'd give it a shot. I have a mini-pci Intel 2200bg card,
and it installs fine. Windows XP detects it, installs drivers etc etc.
Everything appears to be fine as far as the OS goes, but I cannot get
any signal. As well, the power light on the front of the laptop will
not light up with the G card installed. Lastly, the centrino logo
normally appears next to the toshiba one on bootup, but that has been
replaced with a Pentium M logo.
Re-installing the B card, everything returns to normal.
Anyway to get around this seemingly BIOS level problem? Any other
solutions to get wireless G inside this laptop (non-pcmcia)?