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Thread: Compaq CQ60-419WM w/ Atheros AR5007

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    Default Compaq CQ60-419WM w/ Atheros AR5007

    I bought this machine as a temp laptop to use until my financial aid came in this year. At the time (07/2009,) Walmart was running a deal on these for $298. I wish I would have held on to it, because BT4 pre-final worked flawlessly, right from the initial installation. No driver patching at all. The live cd even worked perfectly. The Wifi chipset was an AR5007 from Atheros. Point is, this was cheap as hell, and is a great option for an extremely inexpensive injection machine using the *-ng suite.

    HOWEVER

    You have to remember, it is a $300 laptop, and it came with a 2.1 Ghz single-core sempron, and it's pretty slow. After installing the nvidia drivers, the performance improved drastically. Still, I booted to shell and used multiple terminals because running everything in X was slowing the packet injection rate.

    specs are as follows (from the HP website):

    Product Name CQ60-419WM
    Product Number NV243UA#ABA
    Microprocessor 2.10 GHz AMD Sempron SI-42 Processor
    Microprocessor Cache 512KB L2 Cache
    Memory 3072MB
    Memory Max 4096MB
    Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8200M
    Video Memory Up to 1407MB
    Hard Drive 160GB (5400RPM)
    Multimedia Drive SuperMulti 8X DVD▒R/RW with Double Layer Support
    Display 15.6" Diagonal High Definition HP BrightView Display (1366x768)
    Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
    Network Card Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
    Wireless Connectivity Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WLAN
    Sound Altec Lansing
    Keyboard 101-key compatible full size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
    Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
    External Ports

    * 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
    * 1 Headphone out; 1 microphone-in
    * 1 VGA (15-pin)
    * 1 RJ-11 (modem)
    * 1 RJ -45 (LAN)

    Security Kensington MicroSaver lock slot

    Power-on password

    Accepts 3rd party security lock devices
    Power

    * 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
    * 65W AC Adapter

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    It would be appropriate to include details of your wireless card considering you have mentioned that injection works and that Dell laptops can sometimes use different wireless cards on the same model of laptop

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