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Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230, Single Band Replacement


I am looking at one of the following

I currently have a http://ark.intel.com/products/66889/Intel-Centrino-Wireless-N-2230-Single-Band Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230, Single Band card in my laptop and it is faulty.

Which one would be the better replacement for my laptop and would they work? I know the 7260 is the best but not sure if it will work with my laptop.

Attached is my laptop specs. It is LIFEBOOK AH532/G52.

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Honored Contributor II


Thank you for the detailed information. In this particular case, we recommend that you contact your computer manufacturer as they are the only ones entitled to do any changes in the system regarding hardware and software. Check with them what are the Intel(R) Wireless Adapters compatible with your system. When replacing it, make sure it done by a Computer Manufacturer Authorized Service Center and using an OEM Wireless Card in order to avoid issues.

On the other hand, we would like to inform you that Intel does not support integration which is when the original wireless card is replaced by another one. Please check these links for further information.

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/cs-011644.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-031167.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel® Wireless Adapter?


I have contacted them and the response I got was as follows

CustomerID: 2303746477

Dear Mr. Roelofse,

Hi Roelofse,

Kindly contact Pinnacle Holdings : 011 265 3000 or mailto:info@pinnacleholdings.co.za info@pinnacleholdings.co.za they will be able to assist you.

Yours sincerely

Nobengazi Petu


Fujitsu Technology Solutions

Technical Support

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Original Message:

Title: Mr.


Surname: Roelofse

First Name: Martinn


Street address:

Postal/zip code:


Country: South Africa

Telephone number:

Fax number:


E-mail address: mailto:martinnr@live.co.za martinnr@live.co.za

Identification number or serial number: YLLA026070

Date of purchase:

Product: LIFEBOOK AH532/G52 GL /I7-3632QM/2X4 GB/

additional hardware:

Operating system: Windows 8 (64-bit)

Application software:

Error description: Hi I would like to know if the Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235, Dual Band would be a good replacement for my faulty Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230, Single Band. Thank you in advance

I contacted the number they provided me with and the person I spoke to did not seam to know what they talking about which is a major disapointment

Honored Contributor II


We do understand your frustration as we would like to clarify as to why we do not support integration.

Our products are not meant to reach end-users outright. They were meant to used by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) where they do all the necessary adaptations in order to be compatible with an specific system and this implies; voltage, features that are added or removed...etc. Unfortunately you can find such Intel(R) Wireless Adapters sold out there indiscreminately and when a end-user buys a wireless adapter ( and this go for any well known brand ) without the requirements and adaptations done by the OEM, inconvenients related to its connections and features may occurs keeping the user from enjoying all the unique benifits that only an Intel(R) Wireless Adapter can offer. Your OEM should be able to provide the list of Intel(R) Wireless Adapters that are compatible with their system in order to avoid any discontentment.

New Contributor I

Intel HD Graphics 4000 and Windows 10 & Windows 8.1 ( Brightness fix with latest driver)

Brightness Fix with Driver Date 8/17/2015 )

Brightness problem Solved

Intel HD Graphics 4000 with NVIDIA® GeForce® GT650M graphics.


Intel HD Graphics 4000 Driver, Driver Date: 8/17/2015

Driver Version:

Make sure you backup your registry first before proceeding!!!!

open regedit in Run Command

Registry has wrong value:

Currently reads as :

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000] "FeatureTestControl"=

"Edit DWORD 32 bit"= f000

Registry with New Value:

You needed to change the value in registry to: ( f008 )

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000] "FeatureTestControl"=

"Edit DWORD 32 bit"= f008

Then Restart Computer

Brightness Fixed with Latest driver.

Let me know if this was helpful to you

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