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ThinkPad Edge E420 - 1x1 or 2x2 Wireless Driver???

New ThinkPad owner here.

 

I'm confused over which ThinkPad Wireless driver to use with my new laptop.  The download site for my model contains both the 1x1 version under "Networking" and the 2x2 version under "Wireless".

 

Thanks for any replies!

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Re: ThinkPad Edge E420 - 1x1 or 2x2 Wireless Driver???

zaqxsw, welcome to the forum,

 

could you please post your type and model numer, this will help members help you in identifying which WLAN card you have installed.  The number is located on a white sticker on the bottom of your ThinkPad and consits of a 4 + 3 letters or numbers. Please DO NOT post your s/n.

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Re: ThinkPad Edge E420 - 1x1 or 2x2 Wireless Driver???

Hello Andy,

 

Thanks for the welcome!

 

The model number is 1141CTO.

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Oh ha! The CTO doesn't help Smiley Sad Could you copy and paste a summary of your order, it should look like the summary in this post.

 

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Re: ThinkPad Edge E420 - 1x1 or 2x2 Wireless Driver???

Andy, thanks again, I knew CTO was too generic.  I cannot access the order page from work, as IE says the page cannot be displayed.

 

I'll have to post it in a couple of hours.

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Re: ThinkPad Edge E420 - 1x1 or 2x2 Wireless Driver???

Sorry for the delay.  Still configuring the new ThinkPad and trying to do my regular stuff on three other systems.  Here is my order screen print:

 

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No problems with the delay, I have other things like go to bed and go to work as well Smiley Wink

 

I believe you need the ThinkPad 1x1 11b/g/n driver for your system, please ensure you read the installation instructions before installing.

 

Let us know how you get on.

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Re: ThinkPad Edge E420 - 1x1 or 2x2 Wireless Driver???

Thanks Andy, the 1x1 works fine and Device Mgr. accepts that driver.  Can you explain the difference between the 1x1 and 2x2 drivers?  Does the 2x2 include the mobile WiFi?

 

Thanks again.

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To be honest with you I'm not absolutely 100% sure myself, but I do know that the 2x2 supports a/b/g/n WLAN networks, the 1x1 doesn't support the a networks.

 

Hopefully a WLAN expert will come along and provide a definitive answer to this.

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Re: ThinkPad Edge E420 - 1x1 or 2x2 Wireless Driver???

I did some research and found this out.  I think the nomenclature might have changed.  A few months ago when you ordered a system you could choose between:

 

ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n

ThinkPad 2x2 a/b/g/n

 

When I ordered, they no longer said 1x1 or 2x2, just

 

ThinkPad b/g/n

ThinkPad a/b/g/n

 

which is too bad since I just found out the a/b/g/n option isn't about adding the old "a" capability, but instead adding dual channel "n" capability, plus two antennas!!!  I spent over two weeks spec'g my system out, but had no clue about this hidden option.  That is why there are two drivers.

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