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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎06-13-2008
Location: USA
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R40 mini PCI network card

Well, I went to turn on my R40 this am and got the error msg that my mini PCI network card is not authorized and must be removed before my system will start up. Funny ... it's the original network card so how can it be unauthorized???? Any ideas of what may have caused my system to hiccup like this? Any quick fix ideas of how to get my laptop working again? BTW, it's a 2681-MU1 and I've had it for 4.5 yrs now.
Posts: 7,626
Registered: ‎11-23-2007
Location: USA
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Re: R40 mini PCI network card

Welcome to the forum!
Personally, I'd remove the card anyway and do a BIOS update, then see what happens...
Your system should be able to take IBM (Atheros) a/b, b/g, or a/b/g cards as well. I'd take this as a sign that it's time to update...Smiley Wink
Good luck and let us know.


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