So the hinge on my laptop broke, and while I was taking it apart to fix it, the antennas attached to the wireless card broke off. I tried soldering them back on (although they were crimp fit from the factory, but I couldn’t get them to stay in). My soldering iron isn’t the best, and the tip is melted off, so the job was sloppy. It can connect to the network but not enough to make a full connection and access the internet. Is there a reason why doing a better job with the iron at the space wouldn’t work? I’d like to try, seeing as that’s a free route of repair. My iron may have fried the card too, which may mean I have to get a new one. I’m going to see what it would cost to get fixed at some of the shops in town, but does anyone have any experience installing wireless cards and would be willing to help me install one in my laptop?