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uTosTan
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Wifi Upgrade to Intel Wifi Link 5300

I bought my Lenovo T500 last year in summer (2009). It came with a b/g wifi card and I want to upgrade it to Intel Wifi Link 5300 but it seems lenovo.com has stopped selling this card. I also heard that not all 5300 cards are compatible with Lenovo Thinkpads. Could anyone tell me if this card is compatible or not? If not, any suggestions?

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-533ANMMWW-Wifi-Link-5300/dp/B001CXT6NQ/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1284...

 

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Maliha
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Re: Wifi Upgrade to Intel Wifi Link 5300

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Hi and welcome to the forum!


It will work but the card must be lenovo approved as far as I know, following will definitely work:- http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m570.l1313&_nkw=t500+intel+5300&_sacat=See-All-Categor...


Not so sure about the one you linked to though.


Hope it helps.

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Re: Wifi Upgrade to Intel Wifi Link 5300

you still can get this part from IBM parts in USA. Those card on the Amazon and Ebay are not from Lenovo, therefore they are will not work in the machines without a modified bios.
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Re: Wifi Upgrade to Intel Wifi Link 5300

Thank you for the welcome!

 

lead_org, could you be more specific about the "IBM parts" part? I could not find any information about it on ibm.com except for their driver updates. (I am trying to find it online.)

 

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lead_org
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Re: Wifi Upgrade to Intel Wifi Link 5300

http://www-304.ibm.com/shop/americas/content/home/store_IBMPublicUSA/en_US/Upgrades.html

call IBM through the number in the above link, they would help you to order the correct part.
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Maliha
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Re: Wifi Upgrade to Intel Wifi Link 5300

In that case very deceptive auction on eBay!

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