2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2012 12:11 PM by Mb56 RSS

    INTEL WiFi Link 1000BGN upgrade to INTEL Centrino Advanced N-6230

    meira007

      I own a ASUS N53SV-SX420V and it has installed an INTEL WiFi Link 1000BGN. The computer is with Windows 7 64bit. I would like to upgrade to a new wireless adapter in order to have bluetooth and better speeds and wireless signal.

       

      My question is, can I directly replace the 1000BGN for the Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230? Is it plug n play? Is the type of socket connection the same? Will my computer be able to use this latest wireless adapter?

       

      Thanks in advance to all!

       

      André from Portugal

        • 1. Re: INTEL WiFi Link 1000BGN upgrade to INTEL Centrino Advanced N-6230
          Stitchz@Intel

          Hello meira007

           

          I see you would like to upgrade the existing wireless card for other model. Before you do that, there's some recommendations I would like to share.

           

          Note that the Intel(R) Centrino Advanced N-6230 adapter is meant to be professionally installed by Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) technicians on certified systems only, and that's because you may need a specific hardware revision. Most OEMs would use hardware protection BIOS, that would block any unauthorized cards installed by the End-User.

           

          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

          http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-006006

           

          Intel® WiFi Products - Why doesn't my laptop recognize my new Intel wireless adapter?

          http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-031167.htm

           

          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.

           

          Cheers!

           

          • 2. Re: INTEL WiFi Link 1000BGN upgrade to INTEL Centrino Advanced N-6230
            Mb56

            Note that the Intel(R) WiFi Link 6230 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.

             

            For additional information, refer to:

            Intel® WiFi Products - Upgrade or exchange Intel® wireless adapter hardware

            http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-006006

             

            I suggest you to use a USB bluetooth dongle.