Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90
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Join Date: May 2011
06-02-2011, 04:31 PM
great idea. sure enough, it's got an intel tag on it with model number: 4965agn mm1
which broadcom card would i need to look for on ebay? is it difficult to replace?
i got the mini 9 for vacation traveling only but have been dismayed that even with 2gb ram it cannot run netflix without stuttering.
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disregard. i just saw this post here about compatible cards: Mini 9 compatible network cards
looks like some soldering is needed and i'm not into that.
Join Date: Mar 2009
06-02-2011, 06:49 PM
No, you can find the cards on eBay that are direct replacements for $8, no soldering required.-
Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Wireless Mini-PCI-e Card - N204H | eBay
Just search for mini 9 wireless card. If it's a Broadcom card it will show up as if it was an Airport card.
All 3 of the mini 9's I have bought came with Broadcom cards, but I think towards the end of the production run they switched over to the Intel cards. Either that or someone switched it before you bought it from them.
Netflix won't run smoothly on either a mini 9 or a 10v. I tweaked my Firefox settings and by letting it buffer before trying to watch it it isn't too horrible, but I just went ahead and bought a Roku box for my Netflix, Hudu, and Amazon viewing.
Roku Streaming Player | Watch Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and MLB.TV on Roku Player
$60, has wifi or wired connection, hooks up to a TV easily. They have higher priced models with higher def outputs, but I'm still using an old CRT type, low def so the base model was fine for me.
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