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Replace Realtek WiFi card with Intel card

2014-03-05, 18:09 PM

Hello,

 

I have two model ThinkPads, T420i (4177CTO) and T430 (2342CTO) that use Realtek WiFi cards that I would like to replace with an Intel one.

 

This is what they use:

Mfg P/N 60Y3246

FRU P/N  60Y3247

FRU Realtek bgn 1x1 HMC WLAN card - Foxc

 

Can anyone help with determining what cards are FRU whitelisted for them both? 

 

Thank you!

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Re: Replace Realtek WiFi card with Intel card

2014-03-05, 18:32 PM
both of the ThinkPad T420i and T430 can use the same Intel 6300 and Intel 6205 wireless card.

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t420_t420i_hmm.pdf

Check the FRU list at the end of the hmm document.
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Re: Replace Realtek WiFi card with Intel card

2014-03-05, 18:32 PM
both of the ThinkPad T420i and T430 can use the same Intel 6300 and Intel 6205 wireless card.

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t420_t420i_hmm.pdf

Check the FRU list at the end of the hmm document.
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Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft

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Re: Replace Realtek WiFi card with Intel card

2014-03-05, 18:34 PM

Thanks for confirming!

 

I appreciate the quick response!

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Re: Replace Realtek WiFi card with Intel card

2014-03-06, 21:14 PM

Before I pull the trigger, does this one look correct: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-6300AGN-Wirless-Ultimate-n-572511-001/dp/B00HR2AUK4

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Re: Replace Realtek WiFi card with Intel card

2014-03-06, 23:48 PM

It's being advertised as Lenovo branded, so that greatly decreases the chances of the BIOS complaining.

Do remember to double check the HMM when disassembling, and make sure the antenna wires are connected in the right order.

 

And of course, download the necessary drivers in advance.


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