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Enjoying my Spring Break Monday moving the SSD from "ye olde Toshiba" to a newer-than-the-Toshiba Dell Latitude E6410. Let's see how it goes. is keeping me company. β˜•πŸ–₯οΈπŸ‘πŸ€“


After some adjusting of the SSD on the bay (it's thinner than the original HDD) and a few changes to the SATA operation, it lives! πŸ‘πŸ€“πŸ‘πŸ»

All that's left is to possibly replace the Wi-Fi module because of that one word that offends:

Broadcom. 😱

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Debating whether to replace the Broadcom Wi-Fi module with the old one from my first HP ProBook (Ralink) or the one from the Toshiba (Intel 3945). The former should work well, but it only supports the 2.4 GHz band. The latter supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, but it's the 3945 chipset which tends to be a bit flakey at times. πŸ€”

Did a quick bit of research on the chipset and pcidump shows it to be a Broadcom BCM43224. This page only shows it to be working in as of 12.0-RELEASE. It's detected in , obviously, but no driver is available for it.

My bad. The old Wi-Fi card from the HP ProBook (from my new one, which was easier to access since I had my little crapbox next to me with the card stashed there) is an Atheros AR9485 card, which doesn't seem to be supported by athn(4). The one from the Toshiba is a full-height, so it won't fit. πŸ˜•

@claudiom Let's hop you don't have 3 or Β£ in your password.

@dick_turpin LOL, I don't, but the contact on it works if I touch it with my finger. I'll surely be ordering a new keyboard for this laptop. ⌨️ πŸ˜…

@claudiom Unfortunately, the newer ath9k cards (beyond 9280's generation) are not yet supported, even though all ath9k cards are "old" at this point. It's a shame. Needs an expert with some time to dedicate to this problem. Hopefully will be resolved eventually.

@stsp Hey, I'm super grateful for all you guys do for the project, so I'm definitely not complaining. I should have something that is supported, but the other option would just be to get another Intel card like I bought for my ProBook or something a little cheaper that's also supported. πŸ‘πŸ»

@claudiom bro - how old is THIS laptop? You are like the champion of using elderly hardware :D

@ReverendLinc All I can say is that it's newer than the Toshiba. πŸ˜… This used to be my son's laptop but he no longer uses it and it stayed with me for the longest time. It has a first-gen Core i5 from what I can tell.

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