thinkpad miniPCI wireless B -> G upgrade?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at
Sat Jun 12 23:58:52 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004-06-12 at 19:49, Jesse Guardiani wrote:
> Has anyone ever tried upgrading their internal 802.11b
> miniPCI card to 802.11g before? Same frequency band, so
> the built-in antennae should work, right?

Yes.  Make sure IBM specifies it as a supported card, though; IBM has
checks in the BIOS of many of its Thinkpads to make the machine refuse
to boot ("Unsupported card" error during POST).  (You can't upgrade the
wireless miniPCI card in a T30, for example.)

brandon s. allbery    [linux,solaris,freebsd,perl]     allbery at
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon univ.         KF8NH

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