HP Compaq nc6320 - 104-Unsupported wireless network device detected. System Halted. Remove device and restart.

Laptop: HP Compaq nc6320
This laptop was not having a wireless card installed in it.
I bought a used wireless card from ebay which is originally from a DELL Latitude D430 model (wireless card: ANATEL)

The moment I turn on the laptop after the HP logo, the following appears....
"104-Unsupported wireless network device detected.
System Halted. Remove device and restart."

I tried flashing the BIOS to an updated version for HP Compaq nc6320. Reconnected the card and still the same error message appears.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
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  1. You can't use that wireless card on that laptop because of HP's built-in hardware checking technology which only permits approved internal devices to be used.

    What you should have bought is an external wireless adapter which plugs in to a USB port. Latest ones are "nano" or mini size like this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-WNA3100M-Wireless-802-11b-WNA3100M-100ENS/dp/B008530JPA/ref=sr_1_69?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1397070239&sr=1-69

    You won't get the "unsupported device" problem with one of those because it's external.
  2. Phillip Corcoran said:
    You can't use that wireless card on that laptop because of HP's built-in hardware checking technology which only permits approved internal devices to be used.

    What you should have bought is an external wireless adapter which plugs in to a USB port. Latest ones are "nano" or mini size like this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-WNA3100M-Wireless-802-11b-WNA3100M-100ENS/dp/B008530JPA/ref=sr_1_69?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1397070239&sr=1-69

    You won't get the "unsupported device" problem with one of those because it's external.

    +1

    They aren't very expensive as well. The problem with the DELL Latitude D430 wireless card is that it doesn't match with the HP Compaq nc6320.
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