02-13-2013 05:02 AM
I am trying to replace the poor performing realtek wifi module with an Intel Centrino one on my T420.
I purchased an "Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205" which is one of the chips the T420 comes with.
Apparently my chip is not whitelisted, as I could not boot with it plugged in.
Lenovo support was unable to tell me where to get a Lenovo branded chip.
Can anyone help me out?
Thanks in advance!
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02-13-2013 07:07 AM
Hello and welcome,
As you've discovered, wifi cards have to be the correct model (Intel xyz) and have a Lenovo FRU number.
I can't link to the T420 Hardware Maintenance Manual at the moment - support is undergoing maintenance
Here are the Intel models and FRUs from my local T420 HMM:
Wireless-N 1000 60Y3241
Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN) 60Y3253
Ultimate-N 6300 60Y3233
Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250, WW SKU 60Y3195
Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250, Russia SKU 60Y3209
Hopefully that helps your search.
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