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radiskull
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intel 5100 on t500

So it seems the adapter is acting up.  It sees networking n linux it refuses to obtain an ip adress.  Windows 7 sees the network will connect sometimes but has a slooooooow connection and sometimes won't load the page.  Other times it won't connect. 

 

I use another computer on same network and the internal adapter works fine.  It seem's other people are reporting the same problem.

 

Has anybody heard of this problem or have a possible fix?

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Re: intel 5100 on t500

Yes i had a similar issue with this card in my T400 and X200. It is a hardware problem with the intel wireless card.
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Jin Li

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radiskull
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Re: intel 5100 on t500

I was afraid of that. The next question is how to swap it out? Any card recommendations for cards?
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Re: intel 5100 on t500

pretty easy just take off the palmrest and then the keyboard, you will see a wifi card under the keyboard area.

you still have to use similar card, maybe get the Intel 5300.

Also it must be from a Lenovo ThinkPad, otherwise you would get an error on the laptop.
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radiskull
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Re: intel 5100 on t500

Thankyou.  So I noticed there are plenty of differant part numbers for that wifi card just for the thinkpad series ranging from 15 bucks to 50.  Does it matter as long as its for the thinkpad or should I find the proper part number and go there?

 

Out of curiosity what is the error and why?  I would have figured that since it's the same card there wouldn't be much of a problem.  Then again it's oem so I can kinda see.

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