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08-30-2008

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A31 and wifi connection

2008-08-30, 2:50 AM

What IBM wireless cards can be used on an A31 for internet connection through a router?

And what driver would be required for each or any of the usable wireless cards.

 

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11-21-2007

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Re: A31 and wifi connection

2008-08-30, 3:44 AM
See here.
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Re: A31 and wifi connection

2008-08-30, 3:49 AM

The only card that A3x units left the factory with was a combo modem/wireless "b" card with Orinoco chipset, not very usable in today's day and age.

 

Intel 2200BG will work, as will Atheros a/b/g (or b/g) and Broadcom a/b/g (or b/g). Drivers will depend on the fact whether you're using a generic card (only option with Broadcom) or IBM-issued card with a FRU (available for Intel and Atheros).

 

Most of these cards will report "1802 error" on the boot, but there are ways about it...

 

Hope this helps.

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George




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11-23-2009

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Re: A31 and wifi connection

2009-11-25, 3:54 AM

 Just found this forum and am looking at upgrading as I just put a new lcd in my old beast that I apparently still love!

 

 are there specific FRU's that may work for 2200bg in a31??

 

one ebay seller said he had 4 frus avail, lost him, but I will request fru when I buy if I have one or two

 

 

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Re: A31 and wifi connection

2009-11-26, 6:19 AM

Welcome to the forum!


Any 2200BG will work, but you'll likely have to hack the BIOS...

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George




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