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6250 mini-card installation (hardware)

Hello, I'm new to this discussion board. Very good stuff out here!

I'm having a problem finding good, specific instructions for installing a Centrino 6250 mini-card into a Dell M4600.

Dell's manual has some quick instructions and a photo, but it is only showing the two-wire configuration (black and white only) and never mentions the gray wire that is capped off inside the Dell computer.

I'm also having problems finding a good hardware installation guide on Intel's website. There are tons of manuals and instructions on driver configuration, but not a lot of hardware instruction.

Can someone on this board point me in the direction of a hardware installation guide describing or showing the wiring of this mini network card into a laptop?

Black, White, and Gray wire placement? It seems like it should be obvious, but I need some confirmation.

Kind regards, and thanks in advance for your help!

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Note that the Intel(R) WiFi Link 6250 adapter is meant to be professionally installed by Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) technicians on certified systems only.

Please note that these adapters are not meant to be sold separately, your system must be compliant with the required FCC certifications in compliance with the International Special Committee for Radio Interference standards for radiated and conducted electromagnetic interference.

In this case what we recommend and encourage you to first contact the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to determine if the product is approved for use in your computer.

Installing an aftermarket wireless adapter in your laptop can cause several issues which may affect usage of the wireless adapter or laptop. Some of these issues may include the following:

- The OEM may have installed the wireless adapter with a lock to prevent installation of another adapter.

- Your adapter may not be electrically compatible with your laptop that may cause the adapter and/or your laptop to no longer function.

- Wireless hardware installation and use is subject to regulatory approval, and the adapter purchased may not support your local regulations.

For additional information, refer to:

Intel® WiFi Products - Upgrade or exchange Intel® wireless adapter hardware

Intel® WiFi Products - Why doesn't my laptop recognize my new Intel wireless adapter?