Replacing stock mini PCIe WiFi by DW1390 WiFi on eeePC 1000H

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This february I had my 30th birthday. My boss surprised me with an eeePC 1000H as an unexpected as well as also a very cool gift 🙂

Ok, I must admit, that I took a glimpse at the tiny netbooks more than once. My dream was to actually run it with OS X instead of Windows or Linux.

So, just the next-day my netbook was OS X-ified (a topic, which I’ll cover later on), only to notice some more or less annoying issues.

One of the most annoying issues was the stock WiFi, which required a very ugly 3rd party tool for configuration and was so absoluty not OS X-alike.

Two weeks ago I finally ordered a DW1390 mini PCIe WiFi card. It arrived today, so I went for immediate installation to see if it seamlessly works with my eeePC (or should it be called eeeBook instead?).

Here’s some pictures about the “unboxing experience”, though it’s not served up Apple-style 😉


It’s almost as tiny as a standard USB stick:


Ready to open up the back-cover:


Disconnecting both antenna wires …


This is the empty socket after having the original card removed:


And here’s the new card plugged-in:


After re-assembly I booted into OS X to configure the new WiFi the real OS X-style.


Finally, one of the most annoying things on the eeeBook is gone now 🙂

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