Is it using the N2230 ? It's a single chip based module. And being a
in theory it can be replaced with something else. But if you can't get the
product apart to service it, that's out of the question. Then you use a
USB replacement Wifi/BT solution and just disable the internal one. Some
people have been returning their computer, when it turns out the N2230 is
I'm guessing the driver is the responsibility of Intel, and they send a
copy to Microsoft. Microsoft may write a Bluetooth stack, but things
like the lower layers, it's up to Intel (for this Intel branded product),
to make sure the plumbing and radio stuff works. For example, that
single chip, may use driver-loaded firmware, and Intel would
be the source of the firmware.
I liked this posting.
"Apr 8, 2013 8:14 PM
Each of intel patches is a new disappointment cherry,
on top of the everyday cake of exasperation."
The part I consider shocking about all of this, is people are
buying relatively expensive computers, and getting a crappy
unit like that for their Wifi. And imagine buying a computer
in this day and age, and the NIC portion is still 10/100BT ???
What happened to GbE ? It's like the whole connectivity thing
is an afterthought.
And how can these companies put these computers on the market,
when the Wifi demonstrably doesn't work ? Doesn't anyone test
this stuff ?
This is the form factor of that card.
PCI Express Mini Cards are 30*50.95 mm.
A half-length card is also specified 30*26.8 mm
And this picture, shows a product that can bolt into either
sized hole (some sawing required ?