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    SubjectRe: What's needed for a PCIe card to be recognized?
    Am Sun, 17 Feb 2008 07:29:27 -0800
    schrieb Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>:

    > On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 13:37:53 +0100
    > "Hans J. Koch" <hjk@linutronix.de> wrote:
    > > > Of course there's no driver for the wlan, but that's a different
    > > > story ;)
    > >
    > > I replaced that unsupported Atheros 5007 card with an ipw3945, so I
    > > haven't got that problem.
    >
    > oh but then you have a MUCH bigger problem ;(
    > The bios of that animal is hardcoded to the 5007 (or at least
    > Atheros). If you stick your own card in, for FCC reasons, the bios
    > refuses the card. (this is not unique to Asus; all notebooks do this
    > for cards they're not certified with. This apparently has to do with
    > the antenna being part of the laptop, and thus part of the radio in
    > FCC speak)

    Someone claims he's done it:

    http://beta.ivancover.com/wiki/index.php/Eee_PC_Internal_Upgrades#Wifi

    Hans


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