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16-Jul-2012, 07:10 PM #1
Wi-Fi Replacement

First-time visitor! The wi-fi on my Toshiba Satellite M645 stopped working some time back. I contacted Toshiba and after some troubleshooting they informed me that the wi-fi card was bad, that it couldn't be replaced and that I'd have to buy a USB wi-fi in order to get wi-fi capability back (my warranty has expired). That didn't make sense to me, so I took it to Best Buy, where I bought the laptop, and they did a little troubleshooting and said the wi-fi card was bad but that it could be replaced! However, they weren't allowed to order and install such parts. They did remove a bottom cover and point-out the card. So now I need to find a replacement part. I've got all of the information from the card but I don't know enough about all the numbers to know what's important and what's not. I'm hoping someone on here can point-out what I need to ensure matches on the replacement card that I order. Here's the info:

1:Main, 2:Aux
Intel Centino Advanced-N + WiMax 6250
Model: 622ANXHMW
P/N: G86C0004T510
WFM: 00231519CB70
WMM: 64D4DA003D9B
TA: E93515-001

Thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to offer!
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17-Jul-2012, 04:00 AM #2
you may find a small nano wireless USB adapter a lot cheaper

As an example - NOT a recommendation

based on this number

can you take a picture of it ?

BUT would you do this
goto device manager
and then on the network adapters - click on the wireless adapter
Click on the Details Tab
Under Property - drop down
Select hardware ids
Right click and select all.
Then right click again and select copy.
Copy and paste that here.

The Hardware ID's. VEN & DEV. Look them up here.

How to find drivers

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drivers using the VEN and DEV IDS
Please let us know what the final solution was to any problem posted
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17-Jul-2012, 11:15 AM #3
You can get it gift wrapped here.

I can tell you from my experience (different Intel adapter, Dell laptop) that the only way you will know for sure whether the defect is in the card or in the portion of the motherboard to which it connects is by trying an exact replacement of the card. If you have my bad luck you will have two probably good cards and still need to buy an external one. Of course, if you use the WiMax then it's probably worth the gamble.
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17-Jul-2012, 04:49 PM #4
Thanks, etaf! I've printed your post and will work through it as soon as I can.

TerryNet, I hope I don't have your luck. LOL
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