Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#35213 by dagarlas
Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:52 pm
Hi, I just bought an HP nx6125 laptop and I discovered it has a bios lock which stops during POST if I insert a different minipci wireless card from the original one.

Original is a linux unfriendly Broadcom and I wanted to use and Atheros card. I resolved the problem modifyng Atheros card's eeprom, setting his device ids equal to Broadcom's ones and editing drivers to work with new ids...

Now it works but i'd prefer a different solution... because bios checks pci ids which are numeric values would it be possible to "hack" bios in order to get it working with atheros card?

for example, now it checks for this id: 14e4:4318; can I change to 168c:0013 which is atheros id?

Thanks