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e130 and intel 2230 wifi card

2013-05-30, 9:53 AM
Hey everybody,

I installed ubuntu in my e130 but the wifi didn't work. After spending a couple of hours unsuccefully i decided to buy a new wifi card which is properly supported by Linux. I chose the Intel 2230 wich is also mentioned on the Lenovo support site as supported by the e130.
Unfortunately my e130 won't start at all with this card. It is saying that i have an unsupported network card installed and have to plug it off right after pressing the power button.

I read some other post where they succesfully run the laptop with this card.

These information are written on the card:
Intel centrino wireles-n 2230
Model: 2230bnhmw

E130 with Pentium 997, 1.6 ghz

Anyone able to help me?

Thanks a lot!

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Re: e130 and intel 2230 wifi card

2013-05-30, 12:09 PM
Does your N-2230 card have a FRU number on it? If it doesn't then it won't work with your E130, since it is not sourced from Lenovo.

For example my T430u's N-2230 have the following FRU information printed on the card.


Generic N-2230 card won't work in your E130.

Jin Li

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