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Replacing the WLAN PXI WiFi Card in my T-410

2018-12-12, 23:02 PM

I have tried replacing the WiFi WLAN card in my T-410 2516-DCU a couple of times, once getting one with the wrong FRU number, then getting possibly the right one with a bad solder joint (which worked for a while, but slower than the one I wanted to replace).


The reason for replacement of the original (A Realtek 11 b/g/n PCI II) is that it is 2.4GHz only and won't go faster then 20-30MHz download with a wireless router that does up to 200MHz w/ other wireless devices).


I just replaced my mechanical hard drive with a 500GB SSD and now that the computer flies, and my battery lasts forever, and I'd like to have a faster card now.


The one I am looking at is the 633ANHMW, Ultimate N 6300 FRU 60Y3233, which from a previous post I made "should" work (see list below). When I had my old card out, I saw that there was a FRU number stamped on the computer frame inside  

under the keyboard about where the "Pause" key is located and is

"FRU 68Y5472" (The stamp is imperfect and the "8" could be a "0" making it FRU 60Y5472 but I doubt it.)


Does the one I order have to match the stamped-in one perfectly or is one from a list someone provided good enough?


The numbers I was given as compatible were:


Below is the list of model with FRU number which will be suitable for your system. So keep in mind to purchase a card with Lenovo FRU (source)

  • 60Y3203 - Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
  • 60Y3241 - Intel Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
  • 43Y6553 - ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II
  • 60Y3177 - ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II
  • 60Y3231 - Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200
  • 60Y3233 - Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300



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