Asus locked BIOS

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  1. BattleNut

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    Some of the older models had a hardware switch to turn the Wireless on and off, and it had to be plugged into the slot area of the wireless card, did you undo this? and not see it when you put all back together? Or not get it plugged in completely , I do not know if your model has this but you might look, this is one of the good sides to this being done by software now.

    And as to the EEE PC's the Bios in those are a whole animal of there own so do not cross reference what they will do with other Notebooks , now there are a few that will be the same but not many.
     
  2. tuηay

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    No, that not in my case :/ Any other options? Also, what about the BIOS? How should it properly be done?
     
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    Can you send me a link to a trip sheet on your notebook that you are working on? A link or anything so I can see what it has and has for bios and the sort.

    That will help quite a lot on helping you find out what can and needs to be done.

    I'll take a look later when I have time, as I do not have the time to put into research finding all of this as of right now. But I do not mind trying to find out what you need in an hour or so.
     
  4. tuηay

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    FOR YOU WHO IS STILL INTRESTED IN THIS;
    This is a BIOS issue, Asus have locked out BIOS to spesific parts, which means you simply can't upgrade to whatever part you want.

    We are now working on to rewrite the BIOS.

    If you have any ideas feel free to share!
     
  5. ALLurGroceries

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    What kind of lock are you talking about? And what kind of evidence is there that there is any kind of lock in the BIOS? ASUS machines have never been known to have whitelists, if that's what you are talking about.
     
  6. tuηay

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    My machine does not let the windows install driver correctly for Wirleless card upgrade. And I have found some other therads (on Asus forums) which in case is the same problem. I can P.M. you the links if you want me to.
     
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    Just post the links here, unless they're not safe for work or otherwise inappropriate.

    Just curious though, it's not a lenovo-branded wireless card, is it?
     
  8. tuηay

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    No, it is a brand new Wireless card which I bought from a, quite big and respectet company here in Norway.

    Here is one link;
    Do all BIOS lock the mini pci-e wifi slot to Atheros? (Page 1) / Eee PC 900x Specific Discussion / EeeUser Forum

    Here is another as well;
    Replacement Wifi/BT mini pci-e card not showing up (Page 1) / Hacks and Modifications / EeeUser Forum
     
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    I thought it was a K50 not an Eee? The Eee BIOS is from a different codebase... I think some Eee PCs have special Mini PCIe slots too.
     
  10. tuηay

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    Yep. You're right! But, there is not another single explanation on this. The card is working, but when I do replace the card with the old one, it does not work. And as I said, a installation of driver freezez my whole system at end and after restart some Intel Wireless stuff crashes. I have tried 3 diffrent Wireless cards, and all three act the same way...
     
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