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T43 Wireless Card Upgradeable?

Is it possible to upgrade the wireless card in a T43? It has an Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG adaptor currently, but I want to upgrade it to make the most out of my new router (Asus RT-N56U). Would appreciate any suggestions for new cards (if an upgrade is possible).

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Re: T43 Wireless Card Upgradeable?

There are no official mini-PCI "N" cards available for T4x units.

 

However, with a modded BIOS you will be able to use a generic card that's available on eBay, such as this one:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Atheros-AR9223-Mini-PCI-ABGN-801-11N-300m-WIFI-Wireless-Card-/2209820515...

 

I'm not affiliated with the seller in any way - proceed at your own risk.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: T43pSF, R60F, T410, W510

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Re: T43 Wireless Card Upgradeable?

Thanks, I'll look for one that supports 5GHz as well. Any idea on where I might find a modded BIOS?

ajkula66
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Re: T43 Wireless Card Upgradeable?

To the best of my knowledge that is the only mini-PCI card that supports "N" range of any kind.

 

I'm not comfortable posting a direct link to a modded BIOS on Lenovo's own forum, but its creator is known as TTAV...and search engines are sometimes your friend.

 

Good luck.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: T43pSF, R60F, T410, W510

Backups: T60, T61p, R500F

For sale: T60 (15" SXGA+ IPS), T61p (14" SXGA+ & 15.4" WUXGA),

Rebuilding: A31p, T42p, X24

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W

I build FrankenPads....scary FrankenPads...

S = SATA-mod (on T43/p units only)
F = FrankenPad
L = LED-mod utilizing an UXGA AFFS LED screen


Please DO NOT PM me with requests for individual support, but post your questions and concerns in the appropriate section of the forum where other users can benefit from them as well. Thank you.
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t43 won't recognize netgear n750 router only 54 mbps