08-13-2009 11:41 PM - edited 08-13-2009 11:42 PM
First of all clarify that my English is very poo.
Some weeks ago, I recive my first thinpad (T500 - 2081CTO).
Everything works fine (under GNU/Linux) except the wireless card: ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wireless Lan Mini-PCI Express Adapter II.
My question is: My model (2081CTO) support the Intel wifi link 5300?
08-14-2009 08:26 AM
I'm not a linux user but I would check your invoice or your order to see what wireless card you have.
install the correct driver
you may also want to check in the BIOS, I believe there is an option to enable/disable the card but I'm not sure and I'm not in a position to reboot my machine now.
08-14-2009 09:14 AM
My wireless card is this: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_11b/g/n_Wireless_LAN_Mini-PCI_Express_Adapter_II
Under windows vista it work perfect, but not under GNU/Linux, and I work in linux every day and every time. For this reason I need a wireless card that work under linux.
Acording the system info under windows vista, the driver is rtl8192se and the chipset is realtek.
Maybe in some time, kernel hackers, build a driver for linux, but I don't spend time for it.
I need to know if my thinkpad have 3 antennas to connetc the intel wifi 5300, or only 2?
In the case that have only 2 antennas, is the intel wifi 5100 that I need?
09-13-2009 05:36 PM
last week opened my laptop and definitely has 3 antennas, now I need some information to buy a intel wifi link 5300.
I'm from Argentina, and here it's imposible to found this card.
I look into ebay, but most of the 5300 say: Not for IBM thinkpad and HP.
anyone know where I can purchase?
It's horrible my thinkpad with a usb wifi dongle