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If I replace the WiFi Card in my Acer Aspire One AOA150 Netbook with the Intel 4965AGN... will I lose functionality of my Network Adapter?
Original NETWORK ADAPTERS:
Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
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Note that the Intel(R) WiFi Link 4965 adapter is meant to be professionally installed by Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) technicians on certified systems only.
Please note that these adapters are not meant to be sold separately, your system must be compliant with the required FCC certifications in compliance with the International Special Committee for Radio Interference standards for radiated and conducted electromagnetic interference.
In this case what we recommend and encourage you to first contact the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to determine if the product is approved for use in your computer.
Installing an aftermarket wireless adapter in your laptop can cause several issues which may affect usage of the wireless adapter or laptop. Some of these issues may include the following:
- The OEM may have installed the wireless adapter with a lock to prevent installation of another adapter.
- Your adapter may not be electrically compatible with your laptop that may cause the adapter and/or your laptop to no longer function.
- Wireless hardware installation and use is subject to regulatory approval, and the adapter purchased may not support your local regulations.
For additional information, refer to:
Intel® WiFi Products - Upgrade or exchange Intel® wireless adapter hardware
Intel® WiFi Products - Why doesn't my laptop recognize my new Intel wireless adapter?
...is this a "community" board or is this just a place to ask questions towards Intel Staff?
...please correct me if I'm wrong... apparently, you are a Real Intel Representative... I'm going to assume that...
hmmm... let's see... so i guess what you're really saying here is that you don't know the answer to my question. If you don't know the answer, why bother responding at all? Do you mean to tell me that you have no experience or knowledge of whether or not the 4965AGN will work properly in an Acer Aspire One Netbook? You must Note that Acer is the Number One (#1) Notebook Manufacturer in the World. Should I be concerned whether or not ACER, who has sold about a billion of these netbooks, has made my specific one FCC Compliant?
Should I wonder whether or not there's a "lock" on anything in my ACER Netbook. ACER doesn't think so, nor do ACER Users anywhere. I have to believe a huge gigantic corporation like Intel would have that data as well. You should Note that, after almost twenty years of working with computers in general, and reading thousands of technical articles, and browsed many, many popular forums, and "community" boards... I've yet to come across such a "lock"... nor have I read any instruction, anywhere, that says anything about anything being locked anywhere. Do You have any equipment that has such "locks" and if so, do you have documentation to support your claim? Maybe that'll be the next question I post: "Does your computer have a diabolical "lock" on any device installed within, that will prevent you from Upgrading it?".
You said "Wireless hardware installation and use is subject to regulatory approval, and the adapter purchased may not support your local regulations." Living Upstate New York, USA... do I really need to be concerned about this, with the adapter I purchased, the Intel 4965AGN? Correct me if I'm wrong but, wouldn't Intel, prior to manufacturing such a device, ensure that it met regulatory approval for a popular region in The United States of America.
Enough already... jeeze... If you can't answer the question posted or be of any Help whatsoever, then please mind your own business. Intel should be embarrassed with your response. I hope my response at least discourages you from annoying someone else... and in that, I at least feel like, with my resonse, I'm being helpful. Don't bother to respond... I'll be visiting other Professional Community Boards for answers to my questions from now on.
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