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jimg3525 jimg3525 is offline
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Default Upgrade Broadcom to Atheros - 03-07-2009, 02:04 AM

I bought an Atheros AR5BXB63 WLAN card for my Mini 9. Uninstalled the Broadcom on the hardware list, shut down and installed the Atheros and rebooted. (WinXP)

Tried to install the Atheros driver and utility, but driver install doesn't detect the new WLAN card and hardware wizard does not detect new hardware.

Is there any known problems with this card? The card appeared to be new as it was in a sealed antistatic bag. Is there some trick or technique that needs to be done before the Mini 9 will recognize the card?

Put the Broadcom back in, rebooted and the card is automatically detected and installed in seconds.

Anyone have suggestions? solutions? Thanks!
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tricknasty tricknasty is offline
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Default Re: Upgrade Broadcom to Atheros - 03-16-2009, 03:41 PM

you might want to try over in the mini 9 forums, this is for the mini 12
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