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Wi-Fi Replacement

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Harry1953, Jul 16, 2012.

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  1. Harry1953

    Harry1953 Thread Starter

    Jul 16, 2012

    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! :eek:
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
    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
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
    You can get it gift wrapped here. :D

    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.
  4. Harry1953

    Harry1953 Thread Starter

    Jul 16, 2012
    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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